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Akin's Idiocy is Infectious

kimokymo Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 12:33 PM
I am with you Quadmom, but have found a happy medium. The theta brainwave determines humanity. Doctors think this occurs at the end of the first trimester. -pulling that from anatomy 101 memory- Maybe our Father, knowing our hardened hearts, provided a means for women who suffer this horrible tradgedy to be at peace with themselves. My personal feeling is always life.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 3:49 PM
Left-libs just LOOOOVE science, ...

Except the science of embryology which proves that we are human beings from the moment of conception and thus are in possession of the complete set of human rights inherent to all human beings.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 3:47 PM
Brainwaves have nothing to do with it.

Human sperm + human egg always = human being.

Human sperm + human egg never = non-human creature.

Non-human sperm + non-human egg never = human being.

Some things are fundamental. Water is always H2O. It is never CO2 -- that is a quite different molecule with quite different properties.

Its is possible that in some alternate universe operating on different laws of physics that water might sometimes be H2O and sometimes H2SO4 and that a dog mating with a camel might produce a human child but we live in this universe and follow this set of physical laws.
John5840 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 12:50 PM
Ooops. now you've done it. Nothign determines life except what this self-rightous sadist SAYS determines life.

Todd Akin's idiocy appears to be infectious.

The evil genius of the Missouri congressman's comments is that they lend themselves to such broad interpretations -- and misinterpretations.

By now his remarks are familiar, but just in case ...

Akin told a local TV interviewer: "First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare." He continued: "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

My own take is that there's a dual-core of asininity here. First, Akin's formulation makes it sound...