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Old June 16 2013, 06:04 PM   #601
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Re: Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D to ABC!

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I think JarodRussell is laboring under the notion that there is only one degree of "dead". There's dead as in the heart has stopped and ain't about to start again without intervention and then there's brain death...and I think brain stem death too. Legal and medical definitions have shifted over the years as medical science pushed back the point of no return.
Exactly. If you can be revived, you never were actually dead.
So by that logic, if medical science advances to the point that it can successfully reanimate a corpse days, weeks, months or even years later then they were never *really* dead? Yeah, didn't think so.

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If you can be revived, you never were actually dead.
If they weren't dead, why did they need to be revived?
Indeed. Actually, isn't the literal meaning of the word "revive" something along the lines of "restore to life" or "to live again"? You can't restore something that ain't gone, no?
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