Re: Beating a dead....

EvMick (
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 12:57:30 EDT

In a message dated 4/13/98 2:13:43 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

(1) Axiom: That in order to have a logical argument, all parties must
agree on the premises and definitions relevant to that argument.
(2) We do not agree on the definition of human. (Empirical.)
(3) Therefore, we cannot have a logical argument about whether abortion is
the murder of humans.


Even an ignorant truck driver ...such as myself...can see that this is

It's been my experience that there is a tremendous amount of "arguing past
each other"...that is...the parties involved use the same words...but those
words have different perceived meanings.

I blame the news media for this.

However....there should be NO argument as to whether abortion is murder or


Murder = illegal killing
Abortion = legal killing
Murder <is not equal to> Abortion

This could change with an executive signature...but currently it is the case.