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Ruth Goodlaxson's picture

I'm starting to realize

I'm starting to realize that biology can be very controversial. The debate on where life begins is so heated and has such intense personal, political and moral implications in our society. I think this debate would be a good demonstration of "The Crack" in the loopy story that is science, because it's almost impossible to extricate your own political beliefs and personal experiences when thinking about the implications for the definition of life for abortion. It would be very easy to choose and omit certain facts of the "what is life" list for defense of a pro-choice or pro-life argument.

Also, I really like the idea of life and science as a continuous process, rather than a state of being. I think people would be happier if they understood life as constant change, growth, decay and renewal, rather than the routine they grow accustomed to from day to day. Just a thought...

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