Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Amelia, Jul 20, 2012.
Is it a sperm, egg, or fertilized egg?
Also, is it of a human, or some other animal(can't realy tell at this stage, you know.)
I am not that good at recognizing microbiological samples. Sorry.
Nope! Why would you ask such an obviously silly question?
How about this:
Is this a person? Or this:
A person looks like this:
or, if we're lucky, this:
Those little cells do not make a person.
It is a 2-cell embryo. That means the egg was fertilized. Then it divided once.
Really?...are you sure its not a chimp or some other animal? The biology is the same.
And here I've been under the impression that a person has a face, limbs, a torso, hair, skin, and a belly button! What d'ya know! Now a person can be smaller than something that can infect what I've been calling a "person"!
Maybe, just maybe, that gleam in Daddy's eyes can be called a "person" too!
Well, I'm not totally sure. I posted under the assumption that a human fertility clinic demo would be made with human genetic material.
To whom are you responding?
I posted a question with a poll attached. Then answered a question about fertilization status and species. I haven't seen anyone in this thread (nor any of the poll votes so far) calling the embryo a person. Your snark seems premature.
And fertilizing eggs of of other animals is the exact method. Same exact pictures..... you cant tell a pig from a human for several weeks.
however..assuming it is a human egg and human sperm.... what you have is a fertilized human egg.... it is not a fetus....it is not a baby...and it surely is not a person.
even by KG standards it is not..... lmao... no beating heart of its own. It is only a mass of cells
A person is more, other than the constituent parts. That is why a body with a tiny hole through the head, though still 99.999 percent physically what it takes to make a human, is no longer a person.
A person is conscious, knows she/he is alive, perceives the universe. A person makes decisions, decisions don't make a person.
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