if life begins at conception then...?
does this mean that any cell in the human that has 46 chromosomes is considered a living thing, a "humanling" because somatic cells can turn into a human too with the somatic cell nuclear transfer cloning procedure, so I've heard.
are cells "alive"
- Anonymous11 months ago
Cells ar alive. They are not people. A fetus is not a person. It has no consciousness.
- Anonymous11 months ago
It might sound strange and unbelievable to most people but we don't actually know what ''life'' is. Scientists have tried to define what does it mean to be ''alive'' and what is ''life'' for centuries. There is currently a list of patterns which supposedly describe what a ''living thing'' is. Most likely the list will change in the future as we find organism that don't match the criteria. So, before thinking if whether cells are alive or not, you should first think about what does it mean to be alive. What is ''life''? The answer to your question depends on the definition of ''life''.
- Elaine MLv 711 months ago
REAL life begins with a functioning brain, which eliminates all the 'but what if's'.
- ob1knobLv 711 months ago
Biology precisely describes all stages of human reproduction, from conception, fertilization, migration of the egg to the uterine wall, etc. until delivery.
You can easily get any information you want.
However, the "when does life begin" question has nothing to do with science. It's usually discussed within the useless abortion debate in the United States.
It is not a scientific issue, it's a religious war.
If your religion forbids you pork meat, abortion, or gay sex, just avoid pork abortion and gays, and don't ask science to support your choices.
(writing this I just noticed that gay sex is a good anti-abortion method :))
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- JazSincLv 711 months ago
Life began about four billion years ago. You have continuity with a pretty good biochemical replicator system.
- Donut TimLv 711 months ago
Human life is a multi-generational continuous process. The gametes (egg and sperm) from which each person was formed, were alive before they merged.
Before a person’s conception, the exact sequence of genes that makes him/her unique did not exist, so that “individual” did not exist. Immediately after conception, the number of resulting individuals has not yet been determined. Twins, triplets or other results such as chimerism could occur.
When the DNA of the egg and sperm combine, there is as yet no person. There is not a microscopic person with arms, legs and a head. There is only a code for building that person, so the person does not yet exist. The construction occurs later.
Most people and religions have their own ideas of when an individual "begins". These are largely subjective.
- EarleenLv 611 months ago
The difference being natural and artificially induced reproduction. So, if this was done in a lab and it produced a human, is that person a human. Yes. But, knowing the way liberals will work it, they will modify the genes and turn them into replicants and have replicant slaves, i.e sex, work, servant. etc. It will compete with AI which wll have cheaper operating cost.