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February 05, 2013

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Good post. Thanks.

Well said!

"Fetal humans may lack brainwave activity, but if left to their own devices (if we do nothing to intervene) they will eventually become fully functioning human beings."

Not that I don't agree with you, but an obvious objection to this line of reasoning is that the fetal human's entire environment within its mother is one giant intervention. In other words, disconnect the fetus from its mother, and its development will cease. This is totally unlike the batch of bananas in your example, which will turn ripe just sitting there. A better analogy is needed to make the argument more compelling.

An eleven month old baby's entire environment is one giant intervention.

A ninety nine year old's entire environment is one giant intervention.

well said

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