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28-05-2015, 05:04 PM
When you die?
I've been wondering for a long time what determines when a person dies. I mean, there are plenty of people who "should" have died (lone survivor of an accident, terminal illness, lucky to have walked away, etc) but didn't. Exactly how is that determined? You know the saying "it wasn't his/her time"? Is there a big lottery in the sky that sucks ass and your name is suddenly drawn and you die?

In case you're wondering I really am serious about this question and would love to hear what others think, so please don't poke too much fun at me, mkay?

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28-05-2015, 06:14 PM
RE: When you die?
(28-05-2015 05:04 PM)huntingchik Wrote:  I've been wondering for a long time what determines when a person dies. I mean, there are plenty of people who "should" have died (lone survivor of an accident, terminal illness, lucky to have walked away, etc) but didn't. Exactly how is that determined? You know the saying "it wasn't his/her time"? Is there a big lottery in the sky that sucks ass and your name is suddenly drawn and you die?

In case you're wondering I really am serious about this question and would love to hear what others think, so please don't poke too much fun at me, mkay?

Thanks! Angel

No lottery. It's life. That's all.

I believe more in quality of life rather than how many years one lives.

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28-05-2015, 06:18 PM
When you die?
Death is completely random. Actually there really is no death. Your atoms will still exist and take on another form just as they did before they formed you.
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28-05-2015, 06:21 PM
RE: When you die?
(28-05-2015 05:04 PM)huntingchik Wrote:  I've been wondering for a long time what determines when a person dies. I mean, there are plenty of people who "should" have died (lone survivor of an accident, terminal illness, lucky to have walked away, etc) but didn't. Exactly how is that determined? You know the saying "it wasn't his/her time"? Is there a big lottery in the sky that sucks ass and your name is suddenly drawn and you die?

In case you're wondering I really am serious about this question and would love to hear what others think, so please don't poke too much fun at me, mkay?

Thanks! Angel

Hi, Welcome to TTA Smile

No sky lottery Tongue There are always chances of people surviving things--even when odds are against them. The lone survivor of an accident for example could have been sitting in an area that received less of the impact from the crash, they could have been wearing a seat belt and others were not etc. etc. Lots of things can contribute to people surviving various things over others in same situation.

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28-05-2015, 06:21 PM
RE: When you die?
What determines who lives and who dies?

Blind luck. Where you're lucky enough to have an opportunity, you'd best be ready to grab it with both hands, too.
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28-05-2015, 06:23 PM
RE: When you die?
Random chance, stupidity, carelessness, maliciousness, ... You'd have to look at specific instances to figure out the probable cause. There's certainly no reason I see to suspect anything like a "big lottery in the sky" except metaphorically.

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28-05-2015, 06:29 PM
RE: When you die?
Random chance I think.
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28-05-2015, 06:34 PM
RE: When you die?
The answer is not - God's will, divine plan, boredom, smiting mood...

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28-05-2015, 06:38 PM
RE: When you die?
(28-05-2015 05:04 PM)huntingchik Wrote:  I've been wondering for a long time what determines when a person dies. I mean, there are plenty of people who "should" have died (lone survivor of an accident, terminal illness, lucky to have walked away, etc) but didn't. Exactly how is that determined? You know the saying "it wasn't his/her time"? Is there a big lottery in the sky that sucks ass and your name is suddenly drawn and you die?

In case you're wondering I really am serious about this question and would love to hear what others think, so please don't poke too much fun at me, mkay?

Thanks! Angel

Random chance be thy answer.

There is no evidence to suggest some sort of cosmic lottery.

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28-05-2015, 08:13 PM (This post was last modified: 28-05-2015 08:18 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: When you die?
For human life to sustain itself, many complex systems have to work together, at a minimal level, or be replicated artificially. When that stops happening, (which can be caused by any number of factors such as blunt force trauma, or disease), they stop working together and the organism begins a long complex process of disintegration. Brain and heart, respiratory, endocrine and kidney functions can stop rather suddenly, and they all shut down rather quickly. Consciousness stops when a brain can no longer process incoming sensory information due to the brain cells not being acceptably oxygenated. Not every system or element in a larger organism dies at the same time. For example, the bacteria in a human gut probably lives and reproduces for quite some time.

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