The Biologic Certainties
The question, "When
does human life begin?" is a controversial one in which many different
theories have attempted to locate an answer. Many philosophical
theories have been proposed throughout the years, but these lack
scientific evidence. Even when evidence is present, considerable leaps
to conclusions must be made.
Therefore, when seeking
a truly scientific answer to this question, we need to temporarily disregard
the philosophical answers and focus on the indisputable scientific facts.
An examination of this question through the eyes of a scientist and a biologist
will reveal answers which simply cannot be ignored or refuted.
biological areas help determine when human life begins:
The definition of life: Can the fertilized egg be
considered a living organism from a
Stages of development: Do the biologic facts
of development from conception until birth show
that the unborn being is human?
The mother versus the fetus: Are they two distinct
Does Life Begin? This short article provides quotations from several
doctors and professors who address the
question of when life begins. These experts use scientific facts and information
to provide convincing
arguments and analogies to state that life begins at conception.
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by Christina Rutten, a student at Wayne State College,
on April 20, 1999. If you
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