When does life begin?

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    I would like everyone's opinion on when they think a human life begins and why they hold that position.

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    You'll get some clarification questions such as "do you include 'sentience' in your definition of 'life' or is it just the simple biological definition of something living because it's attached to a host, such as a toenail which is living in the sense that it's growing because it's attached to a host?"
     
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    When does a human life begin?
     
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    At about 25 or 30.
     
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    Why? What is the relevance? If we define the beginning as when cells first divide then the end would be when cells stop dividing yet hair and fingernails can divide and grow long after one has been planted in the ground. So when my family buried my mother was she alive?

    The initial beginning isn't important anymore than the final ending so why fixate on the question...
     
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    It is in reference to the abortion issue. Those who consider abortion murder say life begins at conception. Its defenders give a different explanation.
     
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    Only for you late bloomers. ;)

    Human life begins at conception when a complete set of DNA comprises a new and distinct human. Any other definition of when human life begins is purely arbitrary and certainly not backed by science.
     
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    At birth.
     
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    I know what the reference is to and it is a fallacy; the right to life does not usurp other rights. So again, why is the beginning anymore important then the ending?
     
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    That's a lot better than Barry, he doesn't even concede that point. :)
     

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