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I wasn't commenting on whether you liked it or not or whether you think it's special or not, that's the scientific definition of a living human being.
Whether it's life support or artificial, the fact is that there is no human being who can live without a stupid pump.
Originally posted by Maslo
Nope, it is not. It was used as a criterion of death in the past. In modern times medical ... definition of death is braindeath.
Life is defined as any cellular aggregation that shows certain attributes that include responsiveness, growth, metabolism, energy transformation, and reproduction
but metabolism, growth, nor energy transformation aren't possible without a heart.
1. If it possess cells, it is life.
2. If it possess cells, along with the developmental genetic code of a human being, then it's a potential human being.
3. If it possesses cells, along with the developmental genetic code of a human being and a beating heart, it is now a human being.
4. If it possesses cells, along with the developmental genetic code of a human being and a beating heart, and has reached viability, it is now a potential person.
5. If it possesses cells, along with the developmental genetic code of a human being, a beating heart, is viable, and possesses the necessary brain activity patterns that result in personality, it is now a person.
- fertilization, the fusing of the gametes to form a zygote
- implantation, the start of pregnancy, occurring about a week after fertilization
- segmentation, after twinning is no longer possible.
- when the heart begins to beat
- neuromaturation, when the central nervous system of fetus is neurobiologically "mature"
--"brain birth" concepts (compare with brain death):
--- at the first appearance of brain waves in lower brain (brain stem) - 6-8 weeks of gestation (paralelling ′′whole brain death′′)
--- at the first appearance of brain waves in higher brain (cerebral cortex) - 22-24 weeks of gestation (paralelling ′′higher brain death′′)
- the time of fetal movement, or "quickening"
- when the fetus is first capable of feeling pain
- when it can be established that the fetus is capable of cognition, or neonatal perception
- fetal viability
Originally posted by albertabound
The ironic thing about science, despite popular opinion, is that it is so ignorant and blind that it will lead to our own[self] destruction.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by 11235813213455
The only times I support abortion is when the mother's life is in danger or she is a victim of sexual assault resulting in pregnancy.
Originally posted by ThichHeaded
Originally posted by Annee
Originally posted by Maxmars
I cannot fault a parent deciding to do this... I do fault a culture that presumes to tell you how to feel about it.
To the point!
I support testing for genetic disorders.
How do you 2 feel that it is right to decide to kill someone because they are messed up? That makes no sense... really.. just cause someone is born with a defect you think they should be killed? This is how the nazi's viewed things.. Nice work...