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Hare turned king’s evidence, and Burke was hanged for his crimes, and the incident led to controlling legislation in Britain. Grave-robbing activities sometimes met with violent public resistance. In 1788, for example, New Yorkers rioted for three days after some children peered through windows of the Society of the Hospital of the City of New York and discovered medical students dissecting human cadavers, one of whom turned out to be their recently deceased mother. A mob of 5000 eventually stormed the hospital and the jail where several doctors had taken refuge.

During times of social instability, it is common for these same remains to be destroyed or humiliated to weaken and disrupt the group solidarity they once fostered (Cantwell, 1990). The controversy of the continued display of Lenin’s remains in Red Square and the disposition of the recently discovered remains of Czar Nicholas II and his family provide good examples of how human remains can be used as tools to advance or suppress political ideas and facilitate or disrupt social cohesion (Caryl, 1998; Fenyvesi, 1997).

In another survey, 80% of the North American population believes in some kind of an afterlife (Goldhaber, 1996; Tonne, 1996). Among Canadians, 40% believe in the Devil and 43% in Hell (Belief in the Devil, 1995). Surveys also show that, despite speculation about the secularizing effects of education and academia, most highly educated people including professors and scientists are about as religious as other Americans. Anthropologists are one of the few groups that deviate significantly from the majority view that individual human beings continue to exist in some kind of an afterlife.

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