Legal Definition of Human

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Fafnir665, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    Oh. Okay. Thanks, I was a bit confused about all that.
     
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  3. Fafnir665 You just got served. Registered Senior Member

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    You could sample Anomalous?
     
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  5. draqon Banned Banned

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    Avatar, neanderthals and homo sapiens coexisted, Ive been to Natural Museum of History in NY,NY,USA and they had recreated sites that suggested that both of these species have existed side by side, but neanderthals died of because of food shortage, they had larger brains so needed more food.
     
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  7. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    hobbits goliaths and other homanid type species existed together,
    i would guess we ate them all, and farmed them,

    neandertal could have bred with homo sapien, that might be why people now sometimes are born with sub level intelligence,


    like dragon,

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    jokes,


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  8. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Sometimes I get really pissed off. I go to the trouble of tracking down a specific reference, in this case to Neanderthal DNA analysis; I provide a full citation for said reference; I include the abstract of the paper; I offer a link to the complete paper on-line.
    And some people can't be bothered to read what is just half a dozen lines above their own post.

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  9. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Of course, but you didn't pay attention in what context I replied.
    Hapsburg suggested that Homo sapiens partially evolved from Neanderthals.
    There is no proven evidence of why exactly Neanderthals died out,
    could be a factor of things.
     
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    shit happens
    I read the thread, but didn't notice your entry. :m:
    Thanks for directing my attention to it
     
  11. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Think nothing of it. It is just so rare these days one can find anything of value to post, other than nicely crafted ad hominems, that one rather hopes one's serious efforts will be seen.
     
  12. Anomalous Banned Banned

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    Ya U should , then U will realize the nearness of your Extinction.

    Singularity is comming !
     
  13. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    And so is the time to take evening medicine.
     
  14. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    homo sapien. a homanid type species of mammal ? DNA testing would classify right?


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  15. RickyH Valued Senior Member

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    Ask wikipedia, not me. But isn't the original point of this thread, kind of rhetorical? Is this a question that needs an answer? Perhaps. But i wouldn't think it does. Besides why does this need to be answered? Is there illegal humans? Clones maybe? But even a clone would be a "legal" human. So what exactly was your point to this thread? I'm a little confused to that. Does it have something to do with abortions? If so, a legal human could be summed up as a homo sapian that breathes air.
     
  16. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    i seriously doubt if there will ever be a legal definition of human on a genetic scale
     
  17. Fafnir665 You just got served. Registered Senior Member

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    Are you sure a clone would be considered a legal human?
     
  18. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    There is no such thing as a legal human in law theory.
    So the answer is "no".
    Nobody is considered to be a "legal human" because no such definition or term exists.
     
  19. Fafnir665 You just got served. Registered Senior Member

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    Part of my question was trying to figure out an approximate precedent, or a situation where a precedent would have to be made. What if someone created an artificial brain, and cloned a human, and stuck it in there. Would that being be considered a human being with all the rights given one?
     
  20. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    If such a case were brought before court, then the court would appoint a medical expert (commision).
    Then that expert commision would tell, because it's not a legal, but a medical question.
    The same as courts don't directly judge on whether the person is sane or insane, the doctors do, the court bases it's judgement on what doctors think, the competence of the court is only the law.

    And the case wouldn't be about if that is human, but whether it's a physical person, because only a physical person has human rights.
     
  21. Fafnir665 You just got served. Registered Senior Member

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    Which comes back to the spirit of the original question

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    Whats considered a physical person?
     
  22. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I believe I've already told that in this thread too.
    A born alive human being.
    A fetus has rights only in the case of testament, if the father (for example) dies when the child is still unborn, the fetus has testamentary rights on the property of the deceased,
    but he can receive the property only if is born alive.

    Whether that is human or not is a medical question.
     
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    So Can I Sue a DOG for barking on me ?
     

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