Re: Fetal tissue

Darren Reynolds (
Wed, 04 Mar 1998 21:31:51 +0100

Max More wrote:
>Max More wrote 3/1/98: <At what point do you think fetal tissue becomes an
>unborn child? Since you don't qualify your statement, I assume you will say
>"at conception". If so, I'd like to hear the reasoning behind it.

I'd argue that the date could be that of the first memory the child has.
This is a date which will change over time, and be very difficult to
establish, particularly in the early years.

Most adults I know don't recall anything before their third birthday, so I
would argue that up at least to that point they were still part of their

Alternatively, it could be the date the child becomes independent, which is
of course rather later.