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When do Human Beings Begin? "Scientific" Myths and Scientific Facts

  • Dianne N. Irving, M.A., Ph.D* | The question as to when a human being begins is strictly a scientific question, and should be answered by human embryologists-not by philosophers, bioethicists, theologians, politicians, x-ray technicians, movie stars, or obstetricians and gynecologists. The question as to when a human person begins is a philosophical question. . .
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A One-Act Drama:The Early Human Embryo:'Scientific' Myths and Scientific Facts: Implications for Ethics and Public Policy

  • PLOT: The selected committee members are meeting to debate and reach an ethical consensus on proposed legislation concerning human cloning and human embryonic stem cell research. The language of the legislation has been written by those in attendance. . . .
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