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11 April 2008


Our unique evolutionary path - preview

Even if a simple ball of cells isn’t sacred, Terry Wood argues that there is still moral uncertainty in the debate

As a biologist, I am aware, on the one hand, of the uniqueness of the human species, but, on the other, of how much of our genetic material is shared with other species and how non-unique is the manner of our own evolution

  • As one who tries to think of things spiritual, I am also aware of the uniqueness and special character of each individual human; but I see a human individual as a being, with a 'soul'; in other words, as having a nervous system sufficiently developed to allow some semblance of 'mind' and, hence, 'spirit'
  • I do not see anything sacred in a simple ball of cells, whether or not they carry human DNA

  • Terry Wood

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