Scientific evidence

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Registered: 07-21-2007
Scientific evidence
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Sun, 07-22-2007 - 11:24pm

What is not credible about this?

www.l4l.org/library/mythfact.html

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Registered: 04-26-2005
Mon, 07-23-2007 - 12:36am
For starters...it's a completely slanted piece...completely subjective in nature with a few facts thrown in...found on, SURPRISE, a prolife website. Try medical websites and medical texts...things that are peer reviewed by the medical/scientific community. I would never pull stuff off of a prochoice website about fetal development and offer it as truth...even if I believed it to be true...because I would respect that the other side would scream BIAS.
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Registered: 07-21-2007
Mon, 07-23-2007 - 1:04am
Thats your choice. Can you refer me to any websites that have a non biased and scientific take on when life begins?
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Registered: 04-26-2005
Mon, 07-23-2007 - 1:26am

http://www.religioustolerance.org/abo_when.htm

That does a great job of spelling out both sides.

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Registered: 06-03-2007
Mon, 07-23-2007 - 10:28am

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I think what you are asking is "when is there a new soul present", which is not a scientific question. Scientifically, the banana I am eating for breakfast is still alive - the cellular processes are still occurring and changing. Scientifically, the kidney a woman donates, or the breast lump she has taken out, or an embryo she casts out with a medication abortion are all similarly alive. The intracellular reactions are still running.

The thing that differentiates these is the belief in a soul, which is a religious or philosophical matter. People can make up their minds about what they believe about these philosophical things based on their gut feelings, or what their parents or pastors say, or what came to them in a dream.

Stephen Jay Gould wrote a brilliant book "Rocks of Ages" which discusses the essential foolishness of the "fight" between science and religion. They only butt heads when they try to tell eachother how to do what they do - but looked at calmly, they each speak powerfully to their own field. He was a devout catholic and a world-renowned paleontologist. Check his book out - it's a quick read.