The question has been asked 'where does life start?' We don't even know what life is so it must be a matter of speculation. We can observe, think , judge and draw conclusions. Life does not begin at conception. There was already life in the sperm and the eggs. Only a microscopic proportion of these become viable. The vast majority die. A more reasonable question might be : When does awareness begin?. Man is composed of two elements and a compound . Body , soul and mind ,or body mind and spirit whichever label you choose. The brain is part of the body. It is not the mind. That can be demonstrated under laboratory controlled conditions. The body (including the brain )can be kept functioning indefinitely without the soul(life force) or spirit. The mind also being absent.On the other hand , the body and soul can remain intact without the mind The person is then said to be in a vegetative state or comatose. The brain is simply the central processing unit. It receives input from the five senses and reacts accordingly.Quote / Given the reality of evolution and the fact that and all living creatures have evolved from a common ancestor I find it difficult to draw a line in the sand.
I have no difficulty at all because evolution ( by the selection of the species . Charles Darwen) is a myth and not a reality. Only a moron would accept such a notion for one minute. Every avenue of inquiry leads in the opposite direction. The fossil record proves conclusively that at the end of each geological period , vast numbers of species were made extinct. : Only to be replaced by huge numbers of new species. These changes are so sudden and distinct that the rocks of any era can be identified by the fossil remains in them. From the dim and distant past to the present day it can be clearly seen that every creature has been designed for a specific purpose. That is why God said ' ask the beasts of the field and they will tell you of me. You only have to look at the ear to know that only a madman like Darwen would propose such a preposterous notion.. The ear could not possibly evolve by increments. For the ear to have any value at all ( survival or any other) it must be complete and functional .Ignoring the protozoa and the tiny creatures which are hard to observe : let us look at the larger animals. Not one could stand up without the semicircular canals in the ear. The rest of the ear also demonstrates the miracle of engineering . The lug is designed to funnel the smallest sound into a tunnel, at the end of which there is a membrane . Tiny bones then take over to transmit the sound . The stirrup, the hammer and the anvil. The sensations are passed to the cochlea which is coiled up tight for the sake of economy of space. The sensations are then passed to the brain along nerve fibres especially designed for that purpose. The brain processes the information and sends out messages to the particular part of the body to perform the appropriate action. The eye is another miracle ot creation. It could not possibly evolve by the rules proposed by that moron Charles Darwin. For the eye to have any survival value at all , it must be complete and functional. Half an eye has no value at all. You can go back to the very earliest period and if you are lucky enough to find a fragment of fossil resin with a fly in it , you will find that the eye is complete and just the same as it is to-day. The God whom I serve created all these things but the most stupendous miracle of all is the fact that he condescended to have his plans and purposes written so that even one such as I can understand it. He had it placed within my reach. Some people stand and stare at the great cathedrals or the ancient monuments . I sit and look with absolute amazement at the bible and wonder why others are unable to see it.