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View Diary: Kenneth Miller at Bradley University: science/faith (18 comments)

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  •  but dead men do get up and walk around (1+ / 0-)
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    onanyes

    hence, as recently as the 19th century, before embalming became common circa the Civil War, it was traditional to wait until the cadaver began to "spoil" before interment and one reason for above ground burial.

    Ref: "Premature Burial" by EA Poe and the actual considerations giving rise to such considerations

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