File under: Questions you never bothered to ask yourselves. And the answer is more multifaceted than you might think (also, remember this as a conversation starter: «While the UN has regulations about littering in space, the rules may not apply to human corpses.»)
Humans are notoriously bad at understanding probability – and as a consequence make bad, unreasonable decisions, both in experiments and in real life. When you’re in a hospital, you better hope your doctor knows a thing or two about probability. This excellent piece goes deep on the issue (and serves as a reminder that you should read Kahneman’s «Thinking, Fast and Slow» if you haven’t already).