Human death

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Human mortality
Human death is the cessation of life, physical and mental, characterized by total and permanent cessation of the functions or vital actions of the human organism.
More than 2.3 million died in 1998 in the USA. This amounts to approximately 471 deaths per 100,000 people. The top ten causes of death were: (1) heart disease, (2) cancer, (3) stroke, (4) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (5) accidents, (6) pneumonia / influenza, (7) diabetes, (8) suicide, (9) nephritis, nephritic syndrome, and nephrosis and (10) chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
Death is an affront to the individual's right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Counter Claim:
Death is the greatest psychical experience. Those reporting near-death experience, or who have been declared clinically dead but have nevertheless returned to life, report no great sorrow at leaving this life and a great reluctance or effort of will to return. In addition, death is sometimes welcomed as a liberation, because it puts an end to the strain of life or to suffering which for some people has become unbearable. It is also a 'vital' necessity to make room for new generations. Ultimately, death combats overpopulation.
Broader Problems:
Death of living creatures
Problem Type:
A: Abstract Fundamental Problems
Date of last update
12.06.2018 – 07:36 CEST