TruthtellerBacteria, viruses and deadly toxins...Sat May 19, 2012 8:43pm220.127.116.11are "life" also. But where do we draw the line??
Traditionally, a human child is deemed a "person" when it is able to breathe on its own, independent of the mother. Though your first sentence accurately describes how the folks in the Middle Ages felt about it.
Don't know if you follow "Game of Thrones," but in the books, one tribe didn't name their children until they were 2 yrs. old.
- I think a better question is when does spirit arrive? Christopher Blackwell , Sat May 19 5:58pmTimothy, I think a better question is when does spirit arrive and personality develop? Early Christianity seemed to consider that sprit or soul arrived with the first breath. Even then in the early... more
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