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Originally posted by sonofliberty1776
I would say at conception, but I could likely be swayed into "when the heart starts beating on it's own". Best way to avoid unwanted children is an aspirin; clasped firmly between the knees.
Originally posted by LargeFries
reply to post by Quadrivium
i like to think that when a young couple has just finished sharing the most intimate of moments and Mother Nature has just begun to do what she does so well..as that couple holds each other in love, soon to find out they are to be parents..that's when life begins.
on a more philosophical bend, i feel life begins so many times throughout the course of one's existence. the first day at school. falling in love for the very first time. going to the mountains or the beach and discovering just how awesome and beautiful it is. your wedding day. finding your faith after losing it, and being deeply re-filled with the spirit. the day you adopt or have a child. living through a near-death experience. when one is in the throes of exhilaration from having driven a motorcycle over 100MPH.
and a very important 'when life begins': when someone has taken the time to explains things, to pique your interest that gets your curiosity going which leads you to seek answers - the kind of answers that let you see what's really going on, that takes you from 'sheeple' to aware, educated and pissed-off...that too is when life begins.
Originally posted by Quadrivium
HMMMMMMM, not so much. I have met some folks that have been alive for years but not sure I would call them sentinel beings even now.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
I think you are asking when does life become a sentient being
Am I correct?
Just kidding, no I actually ment the point at which a human life begins, conscious or otherwise.