March 25th, 2008

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Hook me up to the car battery...

There's an episode of the series Coach where Luther (Jerry Van Dyke) tells Hayden (Craig T. Nelson) that should the need arise to keep him alive via artificial means, Luther wants to be hooked up to the car battery if necessary. He wants to live!

That silly sitcom-philosophizing looks like wisdom today after the news that a man who was declared brain-dead and about to have his organs harvested was able to walk out of a rehab center on his own steam 48 days later:

Pronounced dead, man takes ‘miraculous’ turn

I don't mean to oversimplify something that's complicated, but when they say, "Doctors can’t explain why 21-year-old Zack Dunlap recovered from accident," I think I'll take Luther's car battery option, at least until they figure it out.