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    Re: Is a single celled human zygote an 'organism'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    That makes no sense. A zygote independent from its parent still wouldn't be able to act independently. Do you know what a zygote is? Here is a picture:

    Genetically... Independant, genetically!



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    Re: Is a single celled human zygote an 'organism'?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    A hair isn't a cell, it is a product of cells.
    I mentioned follicle already in this discussion. Hair, was merely by inference.


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    Re: Is a single celled human zygote an 'organism'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    That makes no sense. A zygote independent from its parent still wouldn't be able to act independently. Do you know what a zygote is? Here is a picture:

    So if a zygote isn't independent, who processes it's food for it? Or does it get energy through telekinesis?
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    Re: Is a single celled human zygote an 'organism'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Genetically... Independant, genetically!

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    Which means what? A chicken is genetically independent from myself. I'm still eating chicken wings.
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    Re: Is a single celled human zygote an 'organism'?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    So if a zygote isn't independent, who processes it's food for it? Or does it get energy through telekinesis?
    .... this can't be a serious question. The nutrition a mother receives is what fuels the development of a fetus, zygote etc. You do understand what is meant by independent. Correct?
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    Re: Is a single celled human zygote an 'organism'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    .... this can't be a serious question. The nutrition a mother receives is what fuels the development of a fetus, zygote etc. You do understand what is meant by independent. Correct?
    Well, just so there's no confusion, could you define what you mean by independence?
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    Re: Is a single celled human zygote an 'organism'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    .... this can't be a serious question. The nutrition a mother receives is what fuels the development of a fetus, zygote etc. You do understand what is meant by independent. Correct?
    The mother gives it nutrition, which the zygote metabolizes into energy. It also preforms all the mitosis and protein synthesis, the mother's body does none of that. She provides the building materials, and the zygote builds with it.
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    Re: Is a single celled human zygote an 'organism'?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Well, just so there's no confusion, could you define what you mean by independence?
    I've made that pretty obvious. A zygote, regardless of what species it is, is COMPLETELY DEPENDENT on its host for survival. It can't reproduce, feed itself or perform any of the basic independent functions expected of independent organisms. To call a 'zygote' a 'human organism' is ridiculous.
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    Re: Is a single celled human zygote an 'organism'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I've made that pretty obvious. A zygote, regardless of what species it is, is COMPLETELY DEPENDENT on its host for survival. It can't reproduce, feed itself or perform any of the basic independent functions expected of independent organisms. To call a 'zygote' a 'human organism' is ridiculous.
    If not human, then what is it? What else could it grow up to be? A chicken?


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    Re: Is a single celled human zygote an 'organism'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    If not human, then what is it? What else could it grow up to be? A chicken?

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