Tuesday, 19 March 2013
No. If we accept Peter Singer's definition of personhood and its application to non-human animals (which I do), you could logically argue that a foetus is less of a person than a pig. But a pig is not human and so cannot be more or less human than anything human.
Really, not only is Dicky a biologist who appears to have some very basic misunderstandings about the difference between ungulates and primates but he is also an Englishman who can't spell "foetus." The latter shortcoming is unforgivable even if the first can be overlooked because he's probably never set foot in a muddy farmyard in his life.
Posted by MadPriest at 00:17