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    I am currently studying ethics at A-level and still haven't decided! Wondering what everyone thought and why?
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    At 40?
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    (Original post by Planar)
    At 40?
    This is what I was going to say...
    You got there first.
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    That's a hard one that...The day you're born.
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    At birth

    And it ends at death
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    when puberty finishes imo
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    when the heart starts beating
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    life as in a cell is alive? or life as in being a person.
    since I presume you mean the second one; when the brain starts working
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    When all the contents are thoroughly shaken in the test tube.
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    aha ! I told my Dad 60 to make him feel better, told him it is the new 40 :P

    but you know what I mean ! aha :')
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    When someone is old enough to appreciate lego, before that age they are non entities.
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    (Original post by boba)
    life as in a cell is alive? or life as in being a person.
    since I presume you mean the second one; when the brain starts working
    Yes, I mean life as in being a person. However in ethics we talk about life and personhood as being separate things, but are they?
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    Well you're alive from when the sperm meets the egg.

    But when do you start living? For me it was shortly after I started uni...only eighteen and a half years behind!
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    I'd say when there is first activity in the brain. Up to that point, it is just a collection of cells really. Of course, it's a very blurry line, and there's no right answer.
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    when a person starts living !
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    (Original post by ElfManiac)
    Well you're alive from when the sperm meets the egg.

    But when do you start living? For me it was shortly after I started uni...only eighteen and a half years behind!
    so you think life begins at conception?
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    hmmm, when you are capable of thoughts I'd say....
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    (Original post by maggiewalley)
    Yes, I mean life as in being a person. However in ethics we talk about life and personhood as being separate things, but are they?
    yes they are... a hand is alive, a liver is alive theres things alive inside yoghurt and yeast but non of them are people
    the same as a sperm is a live and a egg is alive as is a zygote but they are not people.
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    (Original post by maggiewalley)
    so you think life begins at conception?
    Yes, to take life beginning to its most technical definition.
    (I'm not a great fan of most technical definitions though, it could just as easily be argued that it begins when there is a fully formed embryo, or a fully formed baby, or at birth and all are equally justifiable 'starting points') You could equally say that life begins when someone is sure of who they are...but by that definition a lot of people would never get there.

    I guess what I'm trying to say, is I don't really know.
 
 
 
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