Does life begin at birth?
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The answer to the question is yes.
A new organism's life begins at and by conception.
That's a biological fact.
That makes conception (not parturition) the true 'birth' of an organism.
Definition: origin, cause
Synonyms: antecedent, birth, conception, egg, embryo, font, fount, fountain, fountainhead, generation, genesis, germ, heart, principle, resource, root, seed, stem, well
Conception is synonymous with Birth (thesaurus.com)
It's also a biological fact that an organism's aging process begins at conception as well. This further supports the fact that Conception is the birth of the organism.
"Aging is a very natural process. It begins at conception and continues throughout the life cycle."
Aging begins at Conception - University of Maine (umaine.edu)
Same BS over and over again. As I said before, tumor is more alive than fetus...should he have any rights?
You are nt count as a human being until your birth ...which is usually about 9 months from conception.
Evidence and common sense is against you. Fetus cannot live on it's own - a.k.a not alive.
I notice you often try to twist semantics to work to your favor.
If the definition of pro-abortion defines pro-choice people as pro-abortion, why does the definition of birth:The emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being. not qualify for it's true meaning?
I'm sorry that you think it's only about semantics.
For me, these words have real meanings and that's the basis for my response.
It was an education for me to find this information and that's why I like to share it with others who may not know or realize that conception is the birth of an organism and how their aging begins at conception too.
Live began at least 3.5 billion years ago.
We don't know for sure if the life we have on Earth began here or was brought from another world by meteorites. Life on our planet has been literally the same since it began. We are the same first cell that we would consider to have been alive, which kept dividing for the past 3.5 billion years. We can be considered descendants from that cell, but in reality we are the same cell that kept dividing and changing gradually, working with its self, against its self, eating its self, etc. The sperm which fecundated the egg and the egg, which divided in your mother's womb for 9 months, are both descendants from that same original cell. What we call "birth" is something completely arbitrary which has meaning to us only because we reached that consensus. Without us to call it "birth", it would have no value. You didn't become alive today, nor 20 years ago, nor 20 years and 9 months ago.
tl;dr You became alive ~3.5 billion years ago, but you've only been aware of it for a few decades.
Actually, though the life doesn't end (reincarnation or whatever Buddhist believes happens after someone is shot through the brain), their family won't see the person for many, many years, and this would clearly cause some distress.
I'm not really agreeing with his position of life never starts or ends, but some info about what could be derived from his opinions always helps.
It depends on what your definition of "begin" means. Does that mean when a fetus is formed? When the baby is actually born? Or when the child is old enough to comprehend the world around them and adapt? I personally see it has when comprehension becomes prominent. No one's life truly begins until they start living it themselves.