To this day a human life begins in similar form at the point of conception to
emerge a short time later (9 months- give-or-take) representing the most
current rendition of an evolved human individual permitting a glimpse at all
things present as the mysteries of tomorrow hold so many new possibilities
Perhaps the notion of evolution employed as a metaphor could be applicable to the
discussion. Humanity is said to originate from a point in which our ancestors (of much more
then just a few generations ago) were micro-organisms with little or no purposeful movement
or distinction (insert your favorite deadbeat relative joke here).
Perhaps it is the case that the cumulative evolution of humanity is represented
in the birth of the individual child. The powerful forces of Creation and
evolution become distilled to a concentrate then assembled into a fully
integrated human-being. The entire process occurs over a 9-month period as
opposed to millions of years. It is little wonder the human parent would
behold the new-born child as a "miracle".
In contrast to the evolutionary processes of a greater humanity, the
evolution of a human- from the point of conception to birth- finds the
variables that shape form and destiny unsoftened by an expanse of time
and cumulative evolution. The critical processes occurring prior to birth
have all to do with an inherited box of tools the individual carries into, and
through life. All who would endeavor to be parents instinctively know
there are few factors without significance during those months in the womb.
Is there any segment in the sequence of human evolution that could have been removed
without consequence to present-day human? Science would certainly assert that any breach
to the continuity of human development would be incompatible with a humanity remotely
similar to that which is now known. It is possible to have a link missing in sequence; it is not
possible that such a link is non-existent. Certainly an uninterrupted sequence of developments
is the prerequisite condition to any given human birth but where does life begin?
It seems illogical to suggest that life does not begin at the point of conception. There
is life...perhaps a more focused debate would seek definition for the point at which a
life in womb becomes human. If not a human life, is it acceptable to end life of lesser
form? If the evolution of the individual human fetus draws parallel to the greater
collective evolution of humanity, could it be that the intentional termination of a
pregnancy runs in full contradiction to the intent of nature and Creation?
At any point on the continuum-from the most simple of organisms to modern
humans-life depends upon life to conduct the business of evolution.
If the evolution of the individual human fetus draws parallel to the greater collective evolution of humanity, could it be that the intentional termination of a pregnancy runs in full contradiction to the intent of nature and Creation?