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Re: [ontolog-forum] An Ontology Modeling Different Age Groups

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From: Chris Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 17:03:59 -0500 (CDT)
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On Wed, 25 Mar 2009, Richard H. McCullough wrote:
> From the viewpoint of metaphysics/epistemology, a fetus is not a human
> being, it is a part of a human being (the mother).    (01)

Among philosophers, medical ethicists, etc, this is an entirely open and
controversial question.    (02)

> After birth, it is a human being (the newborn).    (03)

Are you proposing that we become human beings only after birth?  Not
that I'm interested in arguing the point, but that proposal is obviously
false.    (04)

-chris    (05)

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