Nope. Molecular genetics, biochemistry, physiology, all confirm that it is a human being.
Nothing of the sort, Tonington, that is a religious view. The day AMA, CMA, CMAJ, JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature etc. tell me that fetus is a human being from conception, then I will consider it a scientific view.
That is a non-sequitur. Of course it resembles a human being. It resembles a human fetus.
Fetus at conception in no way resembles a human being, Tonington.
All have their own characteristics, and none of them resemble the other stages of human life.
Sure they have their own characteristic, fetus has totally different characteristics form a human being.
DNA for the last time, proves it is a human being. You've said that DNA can be taken from a dead human too. Well nobody is disputing that, and we can easily determine if the human is alive or dead.
DNA proves nothing of the sort. Just because something has human DNA, doesnít mean that it is human. As I said before, a dead body, a severed hand, a cancer tumour have human DNA. That doesnít mean they are human.
Going by this guiding gem, a menopausal woman is no longer a human being, or conversely the pre-menopausal woman is not really a human yet. Or the teenager...
It doesnít work that way, Tonignton. Society has agreed that after birth it is a human being without exceptions. So the question f menopausal woman or teenager doesnít arise.
Of course it does. The DNA all humans carry contains the blue prints to form the human body, at all stages of life. The nucleic acids transmit the information needed to control complex chemical pathways to build a human.
Sure, but because something has human DNA, that doesnít make it a human being, I gave the examples earlier (Dead body, severed hand, cancer tumour).
Yes, well nobody is arguing that a human is DNA. They're arguing that DNA is required for life, and it tells us what the organism is. A human.
Again, that is where we have the disagreement. Human DNA is a manifestation of human being, DNA does not define a human being.