Here’s the problem I have with this site. Too little substance. Too much attack on the messenger and the messenger’s presumed affiliations. How about dealing with the actual substance of the issues brought up […]
Brian, I think you are totally right that consciousness is an important factor in what makes life amazing (unlike the arbitrary standard of a heartbeat. or the start of a heartbeat). I feel confident that a […]
I think Julia has a very well-thought out and logical perspective that I respect. I do think humans are special compared to many other beings, but that’s just me!
Perhaps the things that makes humans special do not apply during fetal development.
Perhaps that’s why terminating the life of a fetus is not the same thing as terminating the life of a grown human being.
Dear Two Cents,
I am not being deliberately obtuse. In fact, I’m I’m not being obtuse at all!
I am pointing out the logical inconsistencies in the arguments given. To be more specific,
1) it is not a […]
Cows have heartbeats. So do pigs and reptiles. Don’t think it’s the heartbeat that is all that important in assessing what is fantastic about sentient human life.
Oh, and my grandma used to say, anybody who […]
A “growing human” is not the same thing as a human.
A “growing human” is a POTENTIAL human.
An egg cell is a POTENTIAL human. As is a sperm cell.
And with cloning technology, so is a skin cell.
Should we […]
Linda, Are you really so well versed with the “pro-choice crowd” that you can speak for them – that you know what they like/dislike and why?
To be honest, I don’t think these 2 things have much in common. The death penalty is about terminating the life of a sentient being because of heinous criminal activity. Abortion is about terminating the […]