|MadSci Network: General Biology|
In 1985, Arthur Porges science fiction story "1.98" was published in the "Best Fantasy Stories from Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine" (edited by Edward L. Ferman, Octopus Books Limited); this book included a comment that the monetary value of the human body was $1.98. If we allow for inflation, that would put the current monetary value at about $4.00 However, the value of minerals and other chemicals does not necessarily increase, and not necessarily at the rate of inflation. This science website claims that the current monetary value of the human body is less than $1.00. It also tells some other less pleasant ways of valuing the human body.
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