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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 1069 View Post
    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.
    Think of all millions of dead sperm dieing a horrible death after being swallowed. Slowly dissolving in acid the pain they must feel
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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Think of all millions of dead sperm dieing a horrible death after being swallowed. Slowly dissolving in acid the pain they must feel
    if they had nervous systems
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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Think of all millions of dead sperm dieing a horrible death after being swallowed. Slowly dissolving in acid the pain they must feel
    Well, I don't typically swallow them (not all of them, anyway; as few as possible, actually) but I'm sure the enzymes in my mouth have nevertheless killed them deader than old dad's hatband by the time I get around to spitting them out.
    Poor lil buggers.

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Cannibalism is eating the flesh of another of your own kind. A fertilized egg has no flesh. It has no muscle, connective tissue, nothing. It is less than a calorie. It's no different than if I kissed my partner and some of the cells on his lips went into my mouth and I swallowed them. That's not cannibalism.

    You have to consume all or part of them as food for it to be cannibalism. Last time I checked fertilized eggs are not a viable food source.

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    I understand where this thread is coming from, but...it's purely...distasteful (excuse the pun).

    For some reason I cant get the words "fried" and "fetus" out of my head.
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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    I understand where this thread is coming from, but...it's purely...distasteful (excuse the pun).

    For some reason I cant get the words "fried" and "fetus" out of my head.
    Ummm

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    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.
    Seems to me that all human life holds exceptional value, even those that we consider lesser than ourselves.

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Seems to me that all human life holds exceptional value, even those that we consider lesser than ourselves.
    Could you please explain the "exceptional value"?

    Make a trip down to the local shooting gallery, or skid row. Look hard for value. It's there somewhere.
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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    Could you please explain the "exceptional value"?
    As opposed to, say, frogs.
    The amphibians, not the French.

    Make a trip down to the local shooting gallery, or skid row. Look hard for value. It's there somewhere.
    That you judge these people to be without value is telling.

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    Re: Would eating a fetalized human egg be cannibalism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    As opposed to, say, frogs.
    The amphibians, not the French.


    That you judge these people to be without value is telling.
    Telling what? Am I simply a snob because I work for a living? I'm not talking about the homeless. I feel for those folks.

    How about most of the cons in the state penitentiaries? The ones that commit a crime after being released just to get back into the only life that they can handle?
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