In defence of buying a human skeleton

It isn’t about owning a skeleton. It is about access. It is about trust. It is about our shared humanity. It’s about communion with our mortality. I made a decision when I was 13 that means some people think I should not be allowed to handle a skeleton now. At that young age, a bunny-hugging, anti-vivisection, vegetarian, I refused to study GCSE biology because of the compulsory murder and dissection of healthy mice. That decision closed off entire avenues of study to me, which eventually would mean I could not study medicine or anatomy. Other decisions closed off archaeology. So that now, as a 47 year old, I face many questions as to why I want to touch a human skull. After all, I don’t hav