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Debate Score:165
Arguments:118
Total Votes:174
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Do you think a fertilized egg is a person?

yes

Side Score: 74
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no

Side Score: 91
3 points

Some never intellectually go beyond that point! ;P

Side: yes

Yep. It's a mini mini mini person. Just growing and hoping to become something bigger and better.

Side: yes
BrittanyM Disputed
2 points

It's not "hoping" to be anything. A fertilized egg is a group of cells that could POTENTIALLY become a person, but is not.

Side: no
Centifolia(1318) Disputed
0 points

Tell that to the scientists who debunked your pseudoscience

Side: yes

Science has already answered this question long ago and it has been agreed by every single scientist that life starts at conception.

It's the very basics of biology.

Someone even made a thread about it 3 months ago

Side: yes
Atrag(5556) Disputed
2 points

Christian right? Although for you reading a book (be it the Bible or a dictionary) and believing that as a absolute definition of reality is sufficient, really the issue is a lot more complex.

Side: no
Centifolia(1318) Disputed
1 point

Did you even read the thread?

"The information comes from Medical textbooks, Medical dictionaries…from universities such as Harvard and from such medical institutions as Mayo Clinic. Others come from Scientific Encyclopedias. NOTHING CHRISTIAN ABOUT THE SOURCES."

The fact that a fetus is a human is anything but complicated. It's a simple and straight issue that does not even take a degree in biology just to understand. In fact, simply searching for "When does life begins according to science?" will give you good results.

Its a very easy topic but pro-abortion always deny it.

Side: yes
knowthyself(35) Disputed
2 points

It maybe a life, but its not a person. Any animal or plant on this planet is a life, not a person.

Side: no
Centifolia(1318) Disputed
1 point

Did you even read the thread?

Your words has been thoroughly discussed by respected scientists and has been proven wrong. There is no excuse, its called murder whichever angle you look at

Side: yes
1 point

Life does not begins at fertilization. Just stop impressing a fictional morality.

Side: no
Centifolia(1318) Disputed
1 point

Fertilization is the beginning of life. As said so by the great thinkers in the field of science.

Side: yes
1 point

Well it's already fertilised.... And it already contains the genes from the parents and after 9 monyhs or so it's gonna become a human eventually so i think im siding with yes

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, I do believe a fertilized egg is a person. While the person may not be fully developed, the fertilized egg has a soul.

Side: yes
-1 points

Female Mammals have eggs, including humans. Us mammals don't lay them accept for the Platypus. Besides that, Mammals do have internal eggs that are that organism. What do you think the mentrual period is.

Side: yes
A_Christian(6) Disputed
1 point

Female Mammals have eggs, including humans. Us mammals don't lay them accept for the Platypus. Besides that, Mammals do have internal eggs that are that organism. What do you think the mentrual period is.

What do you mean?

Side: no
1 point

Upvote. Whoever downvoted you for nonoffensive free speech is a dick.

Side: yes

A tiny of lump of cells is not a person. It is the seed of what may become a person.

Side: no
Centifolia(1318) Disputed
1 point

There is no "may become a person" in the rules of biology. If it was fertilized, it already is.

Side: yes
3 points

A lump of cells is not a person.

Side: no
0 points

A tiny of lump of cells is not a person. It is the seed of what may become a person.

So you judge a person's humanness by the amount of cells they have? What if my arm get's amputated? Am I less of a person? After all you're totes a fat sack of cells. Probably still growing.

Side: yes
5 points

There is a big difference what things are and what they might be...

Side: no

No. I believe that life begins at birth. .

Side: no
4 points

Human, yes. Person, no.

The definition of a person is a human being regarded as an individual. maybe not a fertilised egg, but a foetus, is definitely connected and 100% dependent on their mother. The foetus is not an individual, so therefore not a person.

Side: no

actually...according to law, and our corrupt way of life...the word "person" has a lot more meaning then most know.

a corporation is considered a "person"

that also pertains to your name being in all capital letters on your drivers license, utility bills, etc.

when you agree to being that "person" AKA corporation...you are in fact giving up your rights as FREE HUMAN BEING

think im bullshitting? do some research on the subject

wake up you fucking slave
Side: no

no...would you say an egg is a chicken?

or how about a garage full of mechanical parts, would that be a car?

is a tadpole a frog?

is a bill a law?

is breakfast a pile of shit?

Side: no
Intangible(4933) Disputed
2 points

would you say an egg is a chicken?

Yes, I would.

or how about a garage full of mechanical parts, would that be a car?

If the garage is a car and the mechanical parts are the components of the car.

It could also be two vehicles.

is a tadpole a frog?

it's a frog that is still developing.

is a bill a law?

Even after it's been passed it is still a bill.

is breakfast a pile of shit?

Sometimes.

Side: yes
DrawFour(2662) Disputed
2 points

An egg is an egg. We buy unfertilized eggs, that will never become chickens.

I could have supported your car argument better. If the parts are just in the garage they are no different than the gametes, but if they come together, as the gametes have to become a fetus, then it has now become a car, albeit an undeveloped car.

I could have supported this one better as well. A tadpole is a stage in a frog's life.

With this one are you insisting that since a law is still a bill, that a person is still a fetus?

I liked this last one.

I didn't actually quote because they were ordered and it seemed like we would be at an understanding of which line I was referring to without it.

Side: no
SexyBanana(306) Disputed
2 points

no no no no no.................................................

Side: no
Centifolia(1318) Disputed
1 point

would you say an egg is a chicken?

Yes

a garage full of mechanical parts, would that be a car?

No

is a tadpole a frog?

Yes

is a bill a law?

No

is breakfast a pile of shit?

No

Side: yes
2 points

No, it could be a chicken.

This was a joke, you see because eggs come from chickens.

Anyway speaking seriously, my answer is no. I think of it like this, if you can't survive on your own, you have no person hood, no rights, no anything. You are little more than perhaps, a tumor (to put it crudely).

Side: no
Centifolia(1318) Disputed
1 point

The value for life depends upon the opinions of every individual but using the rules of biology, science has agreed upon that a fetus is no different from a human. The only difference is the fact that many are inventing lies to dehumanize it.

Side: yes
1 point

Is it lies if it is true statements that are used to lead to a false conclusion?

Side: yes
DrawFour(2662) Disputed
1 point

That's funny because if you inspect the two you'll see that a fetus is very different than a human. A human would be to a frog as a fetus would be to a tadpole. It will become one in the future, but as it stands it's a different creature, and it's still developing. It has special characteristics unique to it, that humans don't have, and vice versa.

Honestly, how odd would it look if a person was walking down the street with an umbilical chord still attached, and his body unable to ingest food without it?

What if a fetus was sitting in the placenta ingesting it through the mouth?

Side: no
1 point

Hey, how come I didn't get a response?

Side: yes

A fertilized egg does not have a personality and cannot feel... it's literally just a mass of cells.

Side: no
Centifolia(1318) Disputed
0 points

And so are everyone of us, once

Dont you find it funny that those who allows abortion have already been born?

Side: yes
2 points

We don't have ethical duties to rocks, a piece of hair or a fertilized egg for the same reason: they're not sentient. They have no desires or preferences of their own. Therefore nothing about their nature warrants ethical consideration. There's also an enormous practical difference between a sentient being and something you could hardly see with your bare eyes.

Side: no
1 point

it is as person as a bacteria .

Side: no

Of course not. A zygote has no brain activity whatsoever. Pregnancy does not even begin until implantation when the organism sheds the zona pellicuda and implants, usually in the womans uterus.

Side: no
1 point

No. Definitely a turtle.

Side: no

A tiny of lump of cells is not a person. It is the seed of what may become a person.

Side: no

Not yet! It will be a person in the near future. I'm looking at the reality of the situation.

Side: no