To be human

1 05 2012

Just a few questions to get you thinking.  Let’s start with something a little less heavy.  If a bird can no longer fly, is it still truly a bird?

What qualities do you think define a true human being?  The ability to think?  Having all 5 senses?  The ability to reason?  Is having human DNA and coming from human parents enough?

Is a mass murderer human?

Is a someone who is brain dead and on life support human?

Is an infant with no concept of self and who is completely reliant on others to stay alive human?

Do you believe you are a true human being?

No need to comment, just something to think about for yourself.  I’ll leave you with one of my favorite Xkcd comics:


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