The U.S. has a lot of laws around the possession and ownership of human skulls

There was an incredible display piece at the anatomy labs I used to teach in.

It was a glass cabinet, filled with about fifty human skulls. But the interesting thing was that, at one end of the case was the skull of a newborn baby, and then the rest of the skulls were arranged in developmental order going back from that. It began with tiny fetal proto-skulls and showed the development until birth.

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Kinda knew/was hoping Caitlin Doughty would be involved judging by the headline.

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Museum of Science and Industry has a wall of pre-natal development, which displays real fetuses at all stages of development

Creepy enough, but I guess just the skulls would be creepier?

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Me too! My Mommy gave it to me.

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This was your fathers! Have you ever polished a skull before?

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Skull for sale: one careful owner… but not careful enough.

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Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now to mock your own grinning? Quite chapfallen?

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As I understand it, though, the Second Amendment allows Americans to keep a radius or ulna.

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Also, bald eagle feathers are a very controlled substance…it’s almost impossible to get one legally unless you are Native American and part of a tribe using it for an official ceremony or dress.

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Yeah, that’s exactly what they want you to think. But by being born, you consented to a EULA that makes it clear you’ve only a limited license to that skull and its contents.

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That’s pretty humerus!

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Yes, but you have to keep them uncovered, of course.

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The skull perhaps, but the contents are my intellectual property for 50 years after my death.

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There is a service for that, if you watch the video by Caitlin above. It’s a grey area right now, but there is someone who is doing it.

That can be read in several ways… :thinking:

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I hear that Bald Eagles are very good judges of character; or maybe they just instinctive make a lunge when they see carrion?


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You are actually IP belonging to your mother. Unless you were produced as a work for hire.

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I found a cat skull under a tree once.

Glenn doesn’t just want your skulls. That’s childish. He needs them. And when you need something, that’s a responsibility.

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I assumed that exception was because the federal government had to explicitly step in at some point and say STOP SELLING TREATING NATIVE AMERICAN BONES LIKE A COMMODITY.

Or, possibly, that there is a tribe somewhere where human bones might have some religious importance? (I know that the etymology of “cannibal” came from Christopher Columbus misunderstanding the Carib peoples’ name for themselves; and that the Caribs often kept the bones of relative for religious reasons, which Columbus assumed meant that they ate humans.)

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