posted on Dec, 1 2002 @ 05:44 PM
How could you prove or disprove if it did/didn't have a soul?
Frankly, I think that's a dangerous (and, speaking as a parent, a "mean-spirited") call. The reaction of the public in general could turn a
normal little baby into a sociopath.
Imagine yourself, born from an artificial process, labeled as "lacking a soul" by everyone around you. Just think how you'd feel and what you'd
grow up to be if people passing on the street spit at you (even as a baby or toddler) and screamed and threw things. If you, as a teenager, got hate
notes from strangers about being a "soulless monster."
Abraham Lincoln said, "If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will. " (sources say this quote was made up for the
script of the movie, "Pollyana." However, it's pretty good wisdom.)
This exact same debate came up for the first "in-vitro fertilization." Very religious people declared that babies born by this method would be
soul-less... which is part of the reason that doctors didn't reveal who they were or where they were. The amount of harrassment that these children
might have gotten would turn even the best-tempered baby into a nasty, psychopathic monster.
You don't even know the signs of when something does or doesn't have a soul. How can you pass judgement on a baby when you don't even have a
definition of what it is you're judging?
(p.s. For the record, I think the doc is not telling the truth.)