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Human Life Begins At Conception; Soul Is Present

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Posted by Alan on June 16, 2002 06:46:18 UTC

Hi Mike,

See "Meaning of "soul" post above".

Yes, there is a question as to who defines what is "natural". Whose rules here?

One thing one can do is try to expose a logical inconsistency in a particular network of definitions and beliefs.

Yes, I had presumed definitions of "natural", "soul", and "killing" so as to suit my purposes, one may claim.

But was it usual English usage I was using? "Killing" as "ending the life of the creature" (with a distinction being drawn between the morality of killing animals versus humans)- proxy-killing of animals remains an un-resolved moral question perhaps).

"Soul" I have now tried to define in a post above; seems to match English usage.

"Natural" tends to be a blank that the speaker can fill with any meaning that suits; thus is a dodgy one. I make the assumption that what is "natural" is whatever state of affairs that does not produce contradictions within networks of concepts, for a start.

I think that would be less dodgy. Now I have to show the alleged logical inconsistencies in allegedly un-natural states of events.


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