27 June 2005


Via Warren Ellis, a news story about zombie dogs.
US scientists have succeeded in reviving the dogs after three hours of clinical death, paving the way for trials on humans within years. Pittsburgh's Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research has developed a technique in which subject's veins are drained of blood and filled with an ice-cold salt solution. The animals are considered scientifically dead, as they stop breathing and have no heartbeat or brain activity.
Is it a hoax? The University of Pittsburgh Safar Center for Resucitation Research has a very authentic seeming website and is referenced in real scientific journal articles. Dr. Peter Safar is apparently a real guy, though he does seem to demonstrate some mad scientist qualities.
"Peter's Laws for the Navigation of Life," subtitled "The Creed of the Sociopathic Obsessive Compulsive"
No. 9. If you can't win, change the rules
No. 10. If you can't change the rules, then ignore them
No. 20. Death is not the enemy but occasionally needs help with timing
I guess it was just the picture in the news story that threw me.

Or the fact that it was a story about zombie dogs.

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