Tests: Skull Fragments May Be Beethoven's

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  1. PhatmonB6

    PhatmonB6 Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 16, 2005
  2. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    I thought that this statement from the article was interesting - ref pieces of Beethoven's skull:

    "It puts you in the physical presence of Beethoven's body, and if Beethoven's music means a great deal to you, that is a very powerful thing and has a lot of meaning,"

    Yeah, ok. :roll: To me it means that you are in the pressence of the pieces of a dead person's skull. There is no aura of the person left in those bones - they carry no more meaning than if you were in the pressence of chicken bones...in my opinion, of course. ;-)
  3. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

    Jan 12, 2005
    Northern New York
    The passing of human bones from generation to generation as a family heirloom? How bizarre is this? Does anyone else not see the utter morbidity and disrespect here? Grave robbers?

    Give Beethoven his head back. He already lost his hearing; why take his head? Let the poor guy rest in peace and his music live on as a reminder to us all about who he was and who we are.
  4. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    I guess the attitude is that since Beethoven was an historical and famous person, then somehow it's ok to keep pieces of his skull in a little box to pass down from generation to generation. It does seem a bit bizarre to me, but then again, maybe I'm just mired in the "tradition" where you either bury or burn your dead, and for me personally, I see no good purpose in embalming someone, only to put them in the ground in a box.

    For me, cremation, and scatter my ashes when it's all said and done. Who knows, maybe they can act as a fertilizer and assist new life.
  5. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    The article states:
    Reminds me of a conversation...

    "Igor, would you mind telling me whose brain I did put in?"

    "And you won't be angry?"

    "I will NOT be angry."

    "Abby someone."

    "Abby someone?"

    "Abby who?"

    "Abby Normal."

    "Abby Normal?"

    "I'm almost sure that was the name."


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