Are test tube babies post-human?

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I'm writing an essay on the post human, defining post human as being 'a hypothetical species which could evolve from humans by means of genetic modification'. As there is a wealth of debate surrounding the post human it is hard to pin down an exact definition.

Seeing as the post human is artificially created and 'beyond human' would that in your opinion make babies created by IVF post human?
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I'm an IVF baby and got an A in AS Biology, and this makes zero sense to me. Philosophical concepts seem really silly.


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this makes zero sense to me.
Case in point?
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Case in point?
Expressing my opinion in regard to how pointless topics like these are


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It's not really genetic modification - IVF still involves an egg and sperm from a human, it's just not fertilised in the womb.

Hence it doesn't fit the criteria of 'genetic modification'.

Neither does it realistically fit the definition of 'evolved from humans', anymore than any child does.
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I'm an IVF baby and got an A in AS Biology, and this makes zero sense to me. Philosophical concepts seem really silly.


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Without Philosophy there wouldn't be Science

But anyway, I'm guessing that you would say that IVF does not make a child 'post human'?
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Without Philosophy there wouldn't be Science

But anyway, I'm guessing that you would say that IVF does not make a child 'post human'?
Meh, even humanism didn't contribute that much to science considering people became more secular in the 16th century anyway.

IVF isn't GM, it's just egg and sperm cells creating a zygote outside the womb in a Petri dish. There's no 'beyond human' to it at all. Considering it unnatural is debatable since the process is natural, just in a different location.


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