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Old 01-19-2014, 07:49 PM   #16
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Technically I don't think by the generally held definition of alive that the egg and sperm count.
No, but according to iron horse's definition, they sure do.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:12 PM   #17
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Why do you feel as if OEC "best" explains the origin of life on earth?
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:30 PM   #18
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Technically I don't think by the generally held definition of alive that the egg and sperm count.
Do they not contain cells?

(Note: this question is not supposed to argue that human life begins at conception. It is not supposed to make any political statements about abortion, or about anything. But I'm reading OP's question [is it a question?] as more or less "have scientists created biological matter from entirely non-biological components". Maybe I'm misreading it.)
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:07 PM   #19
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No your right in how you're approaching it, but egg and sperm cells single cell, but that doesn't make them a complete organism . They do not divide like bacteria, exhibiting growth or reproduce themselves, and as of recent times they do not adapt.

I'm arguing this of course from a general definition of life. You could create your own categorisation of it if you wish, it's not something that is a hard and fast rule, but it is useful. But from what is widely accepted as life, the sperm and egg do not count.

Anyway I'm not sure what's the use in the non-biological components term, if we create life it will likely be with the components, the same elements that currently make up life. I mean its unlikely we will create life out of plastic.
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Cloning humans and animals has been successfully done according to numerous sources.

Defining if whether cloning humans is creating life inside of a laboratory is something worthy to think about.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:05 PM   #21
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Cloning humans and animals has been successfully done according to numerous sources.

Defining if whether cloning humans is creating life inside of a laboratory is something worthy to think about.
Animals, yes, but which sources are saying humans have been successfully cloned?
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