The Corner

One Interesting Exception…

…to the “logical” position stating that life begins at conception. Consider identical twins. They are discrete people, but one of the twins does split off from the other after conception. They are conceived from the same sperm and egg and differentiate later. So when does the life of the “later” twin — who is a natural clone but still a different person — begin? I post this just to make the whole subject even more confusing.

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