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What's Good for the Noose is Good for the Pander

Cardinal5671 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:42 PM
I'm still waiting for you to show us the objective criteria for determining when the fetus is a human being in your view. When is that magic moment?
SteveL2 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 3:33 PM
Now that's a ridiculous analogy.

You can't compare the natural biological evolution of a life form to the evolution of a government policy.

I can think of much better analogies in support of your position. But I just don't feel like helping you make your case.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 1:03 PM
I know you don't want to answer it because you can't. But that doesn't make the question of when the fetus is a human being any more silly than when it is appropriate to declare war.. Logic dictates that there must be a time either at or after conception but before birth when the fetus is a human being. This is undeniable. I just want to know when you think it is and by what criteria.
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:55 PM
I do not know when a fetus becomes a human being. No one does, I do not even fault people who feel compelled to deal with that uncertainty by picking an illogical answer like the instant of conception. If you cannot abide a universe with uncertainty then pick your myths and live by them. Just don't expect me to.
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:48 PM
And I repeat:

Lemme try a new avenue to illustrate the foolishness of your question, Cardinal5671:

Tell me the exact instant in time when it is justifiable to declare war on another nation. (And do not turn around and tell me that every nation and every war is different. So are fetuses.)

Since you have no clue, I demand that we play it safe and never declare war ever again.


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