Is this a person?

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Is this a person?

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    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.
     
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    Nope! Why would you ask such an obviously silly question?

    How about this:

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    Is this a person? Or this:

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    Or this:

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    A person looks like this:

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    or this:

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    or this:

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    or this:

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    or, if we're lucky, this:

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    Those little cells do not make a person.
     
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    It is a 2-cell embryo. That means the egg was fertilized. Then it divided once.

    Human.
     
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    Really?...are you sure its not a chimp or some other animal? The biology is the same.

     
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    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!
     
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    Well, I'm not totally sure. I posted under the assumption that a human fertility clinic demo would be made with human genetic material.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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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