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Thread: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    No.

    The absurdity of considering a single celled human organism to be a human being (person) trivializes the signifcance of the human experience. Period.
    If it is not a human life, what is it?

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    If it is not a human life, what is it?
    It is "a human life", I already stated as much. Specifically, it is a human zygote, an altogether different thing than a human baby, except for genetically.

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    As the title states.

    Thanks to Ikari for coming up with the idea.

    EDIT: The title should read "fertalized" not fetalized.
    Would it be different than say eating a human finger, tongue or some other body part? A cannibal is someone who eats the flesh of other humans or a animal who eats others of its own kind.
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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    It is "a human life", I already stated as much. Specifically, it is a human zygote, an altogether different thing than a human baby, except for genetically.
    Well then... if a human eats a human, it's canabilaism.

    A zygote is an early stage of a human life. Its still a human life

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    It's a pretty small snack. If no one else knew about it, then it didn't happen.
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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Eating a fertilized egg would most certainly be cannibalism. You are eating something that is fully human.

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Well then... if a human eats a human, it's canabilaism.
    Not to me. The taboo only seems reasonable to me when it is about a human person eating a human person. Since zygotes are not human persons, it is not of the same moral significance as cannibalism.

    If you choose to equate human persons with human zygotes, it is your problem. And a problem it is.

    A zygote is an early stage of a human life. Its still a human life
    The moral significance of a human organism is when it becomes something at least more sentient than a tadpole. But, you're right, it is a human life, in the sense that it carries human genes. But, there is absolutely no reason to care about that, relative to actual human persons.

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I asked a vegan friend about swallowing after blow jobs once and he couldn't come up with a good answer.

    My sister has a vegetarian friend and i always ask her the same question. "If you cant eat meat does that mean you wont ever give head?" haha.

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    If you swallowed a fertilized egg, would that mean you'd eaten an entire human being, just like if you chopped a 30-year-old up and ate him?
    I think that's the question at issue here.

    We all commit "cannibalism" to one extent or another every day; we swallow skin cells from the insides of our cheeks, we clear our sinuses by sucking snot down the backs of our throats, we chew skin off our lips and swallow it, we chew our cuticles.

    If "eating part of a person" is cannibalism, we're no doubt all guilty of it on a daily basis.

    I think the question is, is swallowing a fertilized egg- which would be no different in my opinion, really, than swallowing a load of semen, except in one case you're eating millions of human organisms and in the other case you're only eating one- the equivalent of eating an entire person?

    You know, it's not at all uncommon that an egg is fertilized but fails to implant; in this case, it is eventually ejected from the body via the vagina.
    Anyone who performs oral sex on a woman could very well have swallowed a fertilized egg and not even realized it.
    It's microscopic, after all.
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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Yes, I belive it would be, and it beyond that ... it's just a little gross.

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