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But if the embryo isn't destroyed, it WILL become a human being. It will feel, think, and become sentient. A plant never will, nor will sperm.
Why does it matter if it WILL?

Same thing goes for the other 59,999,999 sperm that die every time an egg IS fertilized.
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By that logic it's also completely ok to expirement on human corpses because "they don't care" anymore.
You know medical students use cadavers all the time right?
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Of course it is.

The only thing that wouldn't be okay is doing is in front of their relatives because they obviously attain meaning towards the person.
I meant without the consent of the person or of it's family, if you still think it's okay then I don't know what to say.
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Why does it matter if it WILL?

Same thing goes for the other 59,999,999 sperm that die every time an egg IS fertilized.
No it doesn't. They will never become more than they are on their own.
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I meant without the consent of the person or of it's family, if you still think it's okay then I don't know what to say.
I wouldn't want that to happen to my relatives.

But that's only because I'm being sentimental.

I know that it is for the greater good, and no, my deceased relatives wouldn't mind.
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No it doesn't. They will never become more than they are on their own.
Again, why does it matter what it CAN become?

It isn't and will not be allowed to.

If it did, say, become a baby. Then yes, OBVIOUSLY, killing it would be horrible.

But if it never becomes a baby, then it will never feel pain.

You can't treat everything that CAN become something as you would what it CAN become.

An egg could become a chicken, but we break it open and eat it anyway.
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Nice! Bring on the immortality medicine
     
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thank you God!
    
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This is a blastocyst. That small, dark-looking group of cells on the right side is what's harvested. At the time of harvesting, it contains no more than 200 cells. Is that a fetus? No. It's less alive than the billions of bacteria you killed the last time you washed your hands.
    
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Thing is, that embryonic research is the only type that's really been successful. Any success in other types of research are still only a shadow of the embryonic cell research
Then why have I seen numerous stories about breakthroughs with adult stem cells, including the ability to essentially convert them into embryonic cells?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0624102413.htm

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2008/6010.html

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=32560

Sounds to me like the U.S. ban did little to slow stem cell research worldwide.
Edited by Stillhouse - 4/30/11 at 1:00pm
    
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