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outinforce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 04:56 PM
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141. I Think It Clears Up THAT Question
but I would want to be clear about what you are talking about in your proof and elsewhere here when you speak about "life" -- are you speaking about "medical life" "biological life" or some other kind of "life".

And if you are speaking about medical "life", wouldn't it be simpler to ask a physician (or group of physicians) how they define "medical life"?

If you are talking about "legal" life, then perhaps a look at law books would be instructive.

I really am not sure what kind of "life" you are referring to in your other posts to this thread. It would appear to me, however, that you are speaking of "medical" life or "legal" life.

I do think, though, that you opened the door to what I might call "philosophical" life when you said that I could define life by reference to some philosophy, or did I misunderstand you?

"Legal" life, as well, I think, as "medical" life are subject to change, if I understand correctly.

The law could, by a vote of a legislature, or by a vote of just nine people, change the "legal" definition of life.

The same is true, I think, of "medical life" -- physicians could change, given new technologies or new ways of looking at bioethics, the definition of "medical" life.

Are you suggesting that there is something special -- and more permanent in your own definition of life?
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