when does life begin

50 Philosophical Questions
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  • 1: Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place?
  • 2: If you could choose just one thing to change about the world, what would it be?
  • 3: To what extent do you shape your own destiny, and how much is down to fate?
  • 4: Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture?
  • 5: Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right?
  • 6: How can people believe in truths without evidence?
  • 7: Where is the line between insanity and creativity?
  • 8: What is true happiness?
  • 9: What things hold you back from doing the things that you really want to?
  • 10: What makes you, you?
  • 11: What is time?
  • 12: Is mind or matter more real?
  • 13: Do you make your own decisions, or let others make them for you?
  • 14: What makes a good friend?
  • 15: Why do people fear losing things that they do not even have yet?
  • 16: Who defines good and evil?
  • 17: What is the difference between living and being alive?
  • 18: Is a “wrong” act okay if nobody ever knows about it?
  • 19: Who decides what morality is?
  • 20: How do you know that your experience of consciousness is the same as other people’s experience of consciousness?
  • 21: What is true strength?
  • 22: What is true love?
  • 23: Is a family still relevant in the modern world?
  • 24: Where do thoughts come from?
  • 25: What is beauty?
  • 26: How do you know your perceptions are real?
  • 27: How much control do you have over your life?
  • 28: What is freedom?
  • 29: What is infinity?
  • 30: What happens after we die?
  • 31: What defines you?
  • 32: Is it more important to be liked or respected?
  • 33: Do we have a soul?
  • 34: Where does the soul live?
  • 35: How should people live their lives?
  • 36: If lying is wrong, are white lies okay?
  • 37: Is trust more important than love?
  • 38: Is it easier to love or be loved?
  • 39: Is it better to love and lose or never to love?
  • 40: Do aliens exist?
  • 41: The structure of DNA appears to be intelligently designed, what are the implications?
  • 42: Is there a reason to life?
  • 43: Is life all a dream?
  • 44: When does consciousness begin?
  • 45: Do dreams mean anything?
  • 46: Can we have happiness without sadness?
  • 47: How did the universe begin?
  • 48: Is there a supreme power?
  • 49: Do soulmates exist?
  • 50: What is a normal person like?

anonymous asked:

LI's walking in on the warden having a cute moment with their baby?

Alistair: Honestly, he didn’t think it was possible to love her any more than he already did. He stood by opting to not disturb them, his heart swelling with love and pride as his beloved continued with her coddling. Though, his plan of not disturbing his beloved and their child did not last long, taking only a moment to scoop the both of them up in his arms. He had a family, and Maker did he love them.

Leliana: Oh she can’t help herself, they’re just so cute! She joins in with the both of them, creating a cuddle pile: the warden snuggled tightly beside her and their child laying on top of them. It is, for lack of a better word, perfect.

Morrigan: She just stands there, silently observing with the smallest hint of a smile spreading across her lips. Dozens of questions passed through her mind, “Was mother ever like that, once upon a time? When does the time for childish tomfoolery to end and learning life lessons begin? Will the child-my child-be a mage?” She cannot-will not become her mother. This child is her’s, her’s and her lover’s. Things will be different.

Zevran: When he walks in on the two of them, he spends a moment trying to commit every little detail to memory. The shape of his beloved’s face as a smile stretches from cheek to cheek, the soft coos and tiny hands of their child, the peacefulness and purity of the situation… he hasn’t had many moments like this. “Ah, now if you only played with me like that” He says with a coy smile before setting himself down beside them, not intruding, but not separate either.

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When the child was a child, it was the time of these questions. Why am I me, and why not you? Why am I here, and why not there? When did time begin, and where does space end? Isn’t life under the sun just a dream? Isn’t what I see, hear, and smell just the mirage of a world before the world? Does evil actually exist, and are there people who are really evil? How can it be that I, who am I, wasn’t before I was, and that sometime I, the one I am, no longer will be the one I am?

Wings of Desire (1987), dir. Wim Wenders

Philosophy Asks
  • 1. Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place?
  • 2. If you could choose just one thing to change about the world, what would it be?
  • 3. To what extent do you shape your own destiny, and how much is down to fate?
  • 4. Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture?
  • 5. Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right?
  • 6. What one piece of advice would you offer to a newborn infant?
  • 7. Where is the line between insanity and creativity?
  • 8. What is true happiness?
  • 9. What things hold you back from doing the things that you really want to?
  • 10. What makes you, you?
  • 11. What is the truth?
  • 12. What is reality?
  • 13. Do you make your own decisions, or let others make them for you?
  • 14. What makes a good friend?
  • 15. Why do people fear losing things that they do not even have yet?
  • 16. Who defines good and evil?
  • 17. What is the difference between living and being alive?
  • 18. Is a “wrong” act okay if nobody ever knows about it?
  • 19. Who decides what morality is?
  • 20. How do you know that your experience of consciousness is the same as other people’s experience of consciousness?
  • 21. What is true strength?
  • 22. What is true love?
  • 23. Is a family still relevant in the modern world?
  • 24. What role does honour play in today’s society?
  • 25. If money cannot buy happiness, can you ever be truly happy with no money?
  • 26. How do you know your perceptions are real?
  • 27. How much control do you have over your life?
  • 28. What is freedom?
  • 29. Isn’t one person’s terrorist another person’s freedom fighter?
  • 30. What happens after we die?
  • 31. What defines you?
  • 32. What do people strive for after enlightenment?
  • 33. Do we have a soul?
  • 34. What is intelligence?
  • 35. How should people live their lives?
  • 36. If lying is wrong, are white lies okay?
  • 37. Is trust more important than love?
  • 38. Is it easier to love or be loved?
  • 39. Is it better to love and lose or never to love?
  • 40. Do aliens exist?
  • 41. The structure of DNA appears to be intelligently designed, what are the implications?
  • 42. If everything evolved from amoebas, how does the world still have amoebas?
  • 43. Is life all a dream?
  • 44. When does consciousness begin?
  • 45. What are numbers?
  • 46. Can we have happiness without sadness?
  • 47. How did the universe begin?
  • 48. Is there a supreme power?
  • 49. What is education?
  • 50. What will happen at the end of the world?
  • 51. Is there a reason to life?
  • 52. Where does the soul live?
  • 53. Is it more important to be liked or respected?
  • 54. Does sound happen if nothing is present to hear it?
  • 55. What is infinity?
  • 56. Where does the universe end?
  • 57. Does observation alter an event?
  • 58. Does the Law of Attraction exist?
  • 59. How does gravity work?
  • 60. Where were people before they were born?
  • 61. What is beauty?
  • 62. Where do thoughts come from?
  • 63. Is mind or matter more real?
  • 64. What is time?
  • 65. How can people believe in truths without evidence?

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” -Jeremiah 1:5

    Yahweh God created every human life. Life does not begin when a child is born; life begins at conception. I believe it goes farther than that; God says before He put us in our Mother’s womb, He knew us. How incredible! 

   Satan, in this world today, has twisted the meaning of true life. Many people believe awful lies, such as that life has no value. Satan has corrupted and lied to so many souls into thinking that killing innocent babies is no sin, is no evil, and when the value of human life is corrupted and shoved aside…. evil knows no bounds. 

   God knew us before we were born, before we had physical fingers or toes. God knows us. And Yeshua knows His people- lost, astray, lied to, beaten, and crying: He hears us. It is up to us to seek Him, to fight the good fight. Don’t give up. God knows us. 

popepeterx  asked:

Yo tell that anon life does begin at conception. I was surprised when someone told me about it but it does according to the scientific community.

It’s true. A living thing is defined as something that has its own DNA, needs some form of nourishment, and grows. Whether it’s living or not isn’t even debatable. I’d have more respect for a pro choicer if they just called it what it was. I hate willful ignorance and lying.

Wings of desire (1987), Wim Wenders

When the child was a child, it was the time of these questions: why am I me and why  not you? Why am I here and why not there? When did time begin and where does space ends? Isn’t life under the sun just a dream? Isn’t what I see, hear and smell just the mirage of a world before the world? does evil actually exist and are there people who are really evil? How can it be that I, who I am, wasn’t before I was,  and that sometimes, the one that I am no longer will be the one I am ?

THE RULES: Choose one (1) musical artist, then respond to the questions 
using only the titles of songs by that artist. No repeats!

TAGGED BY: @rogueprinceconsort
ARTIST: Alan Menken

GENDER: Kiss the Girl
DESCRIBE YOURSELF: I Won’t Say (I’m In Love)
HOW DO YOU FEEL: I’ve Got a Dream
IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE: Fathoms Below
MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: One Jump Ahead
BEST FRIEND: Friend Like Me
IF YOUR LIFE WAS A TV SHOW: How Does a Moment Last Forever
GREATEST FEAR: When Will My Life Begin?

Tagging: @thrillmethrough @ofteaandmagic @alchemyxnotxmagic @nononsenselady @notgettingawaythistime @riffrcffed

When the child was a child, it was the time of these questions. Why am I me, and why not you? Why am I here, and why not there? When did time begin, and where does space end? Isn’t life under the sun just a dream? Isn’t what I see, hear, and smell just the mirage of a world before the world? Does evil actually exist, and are there people who are really evil? How can it be that I, who am I, wasn’t before I was, and that sometime I, the one I am, no longer will be the one I am?
—  Wings of Desire (1987)

Dramione Fanfiction: The Fallout by everythursday

“When does life begin again?

After the fallout, when you wake up, when you realize that you are still alive. Do you shake out your bones, do you memorize the pulses of your blood? Do you ever stop feeling like you’re still in it, like you’ll never get out of it?

Maybe you hide from it. Maybe you keep it hidden under your skin, because it’s easier than facing it, because facing it is acknowledging what you have lost to get there. Maybe you throw it away, because you’re afraid, and it might kill you or restore you, but you don’t know. You can’t know.

Maybe it starts when the smoke begins to clear from a battle, when dawn lights up the faces of her side. Maybe it’s when Draco wakes up in a hospital bed instead of never waking up at all. When Ron will finally realize that she is really there, and when Harry finds that he no longer has to be a hero because he has finished what he was born to do. When George flips the sign to Open on his and his brother’s shop, when Dean paints a face of someone he loves that isn’t dead, when Lavender climbs her mountain in Asia.

Life is a circle. It is a war. It builds, climaxes, ebbs out of the fallout, and then builds again. Every night someone goes to sleep to the end of the world, but one morning, they wake up. They shake out their bones, they realize they have survived. They begin again, that human struggle for peace, that desperate reach for happiness.” 

Als das Kind Kind war,
war es die Zeit der folgenden Fragen:
Warum bin ich ich und warum nicht du?
Warum bin ich hier und warum nicht dort?
Wann begann die Zeit und wo endet der Raum?
Ist das Leben unter der Sonne nicht bloß ein Traum?
Ist was ich sehe und höre und rieche
nicht bloß der Schein einer Welt vor der Welt?
Gibt es tatsächlich das Böse und Leute,
die wirklich die Bösen sind?
Wie kann es sein, daß ich, der ich bin,
bevor ich wurde, nicht war,
und daß einmal ich, der ich bin,
nicht mehr der ich bin, sein werde?


•When the child was a child,
It was the time for these questions:
Why am I me, and why not you?
Why am I here, and why not there?
When did time begin, and where does space end?
Is life under the sun not just a dream?
Is what I see and hear and smell
not just the reflection of a world before the world?
Is there really such a thing as evil, and people
who really are the Bad Guys?How can it be that the I, who I am,
didn’t exist before I came to be,
and that, someday, the I who I am,
will no longer be who I am?


– Lied Vom Kindsein (Song of Childhood), Peter Handke.

150 DEEP QUESTIONS I WANT TO ASK YOU! INBOX ME YOUR REPLIES, ANONYMOUSLY OR NOT. I WANT TO KNOW YOU BETTER!
  • 1. Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place?
  • 2. If you could choose just one thing to change about the world, what would it be?
  • 3. To what extent do you shape your own destiny, and how much is down to fate?
  • 4. Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture?
  • 5. Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right?
  • 6. What one piece of advice would you offer to a newborn infant?
  • 7. Where is the line between insanity and creativity?
  • 8. What is true happiness?
  • 9. What things hold you back from doing the things that you really want to?
  • 10. What makes you, you?
  • 11. What is the truth?
  • 12. What is reality?
  • 13. Do you make your own decisions, or let others make them for you?
  • 14. What makes a good friend?
  • 15. Why do people fear losing things that they do not even have yet?
  • 16. Who defines good and evil?
  • 17. What is the difference between living and being alive?
  • 18. Is a “wrong” act okay if nobody ever knows about it?
  • 19. Who decides what morality is?
  • 20. How do you know that your experience of consciousness is the same as other people’s experience of consciousness?
  • 21. What is true strength?
  • 22. What is true love?
  • 23. Is a family still relevant in the modern world?
  • 24. What role does honour play in today’s society?
  • 25. If money cannot buy happiness, can you ever be truly happy with no money?
  • 26. How do you know your perceptions are real?
  • 27. How much control do you have over your life?
  • 28. What is freedom?
  • 29. Isn’t one person’s terrorist another person’s freedom fighter?
  • 30. What happens after we die?
  • 31. What defines you?
  • 32. What do people strive for after enlightenment?
  • 33. Do we have a soul?
  • 34. What is intelligence?
  • 35. How should people live their lives?
  • 36. If lying is wrong, are white lies okay?
  • 37. Is trust more important than love?
  • 38. Is it easier to love or be loved?
  • 39. Is it better to love and lose or never to love?
  • 40. Do aliens exist?
  • 41. The structure of DNA appears to be intelligently designed, what are the implications?
  • 42. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  • 43. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
  • 44. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
  • 45. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
  • 46. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
  • 47. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  • 48. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
  • 49. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
  • 50. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
  • 51. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
  • 52. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
  • 53. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
  • 54. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
  • 55. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
  • 56. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
  • 57. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
  • 58. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
  • If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
  • 59. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
  • 60. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
  • 61. Why are you, you?
  • 62. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
  • Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
  • 63. What are you most grateful for?
  • 64. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
  • 65. Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
  • 66. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
  • 67. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
  • 68. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
  • 69. At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
  • 70. If not now, then when?
  • 71. If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
  • 72. Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?
  • 73. Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
  • 74. Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?
  • 75. If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
  • 76. Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
  • 77. Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
  • 78. When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
  • 79. If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  • 80. Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
  • 81. What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
  • 82. When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you now is right?
  • 83. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
  • 84. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
  • 85. When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
  • 86. What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
  • 87. In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?
  • 88. Decisions are being made right now. The question is, are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
  • 89. If everything evolved from amoebas, how does the world still have amoebas?
  • 90. Is life all a dream?
  • 91. When does consciousness begin?
  • 92. What are numbers?
  • 93. Can we have happiness without sadness?
  • 94. How did the universe begin?
  • 95. Is there a supreme power?
  • 96. What is education?
  • 97. What will happen at the end of the world?
  • 98. Is there a reason to life?
  • 99. Where does the soul live?
  • 100. Is it more important to be liked or respected?
  • 101. Does sound happen if nothing is present to hear it?
  • 102. What is infinity?
  • 103. Where does the universe end?
  • 104. Does observation alter an event?
  • 105. Does the Law of Attraction exist?
  • 106. How does gravity work?
  • 107. Where were people before they were born?
  • 108. What is beauty?
  • 109. Where do thoughts come from?
  • 110. Is mind or matter more real?
  • 111. What is time?
  • 112. How can people believe in truths without evidence?
  • 113. Do you like who you are?
  • 114. What would people say about you at your funeral?
  • 115. What would you regret not doing in your life?
  • 116. What’s the wisest thing you have ever heard someone say?
  • 117. What lessons in life did you learn to hard way?
  • 118. How often do your biggest worries and fears come true?
  • 119. If you had one year left to live, what would you try to achieve?
  • 120. Are you afraid of being your true self around others? Why?
  • 121. What are you grateful for?
  • 122. Have you done anything you are proud of lately?
  • 123. Have you made any recent acts of kindness?
  • 124. How would you describe yourself?
  • 125. Do you take people’s advice?
  • 126. Are you living a meaningful life?
  • 127. Do you think you are important and worthy of affection and love?
  • 128. What would make you feel more worthy? What do you believe needs to be different about you?
  • 129. What brings you down the most often?
  • 130. Where do you find peace?
  • 131. What is the most important quality you look for in another person?
  • 132. What is the most important quality about yourself you hope others recognize?
  • 133. What do you owe yourself?
  • 134. What do you like about yourself?
  • 135. What are your most common negative thoughts? Are they logical?
  • 136. What are your most common positive thoughts? How have they helped you?
  • 137. How can you simplify your life and focus on the most important things to you?
  • 138. If you could send a message to the world, what would you say in 30 seconds?
  • 139. What is most important to you in life? Are you giving it the time it deserves?
  • 140. What can you not live without the most?
  • 141. What inspires you in life?
  • 142. What is stopping you from living the life you want to live?
  • 143. What advice would you give to yourself from 1 year ago, 5 years ago, and 10 years ago?
  • 144. Are you at peace with yourself? If not, how can you reach that?
  • 145. What are your fundamental life values?
  • 146. Is your self-worth at a healthy level? Do you see yourself positively? If not, what is holding you back and how will you change?
  • 147. What is your personal mantra?
  • 148. What change would you wish on the world?
  • 149. How often do you tell yourself you are handsome/beautiful and believe it?
  • 150. Are you happy?

anonymous asked:

In terms of the science behind pro-life, do you have any sources? I can't seem to find any that aren't opinionated articles

A quick google search for medical articles produces some fantastic results. I don’t know why others don’t look up this information more on their own.

Here’s a link from a pro-evolution site about the science behind life beginning at conception

Here’s an article from the NAAPC

Here’s another article

Here’s a PDF download for the White Paper “When Does Human Life Begin? A Scientific Perspective” from the Westchester institute

A link for multiple quotes sourced from scientists and collected by Princeton University

If you’d like to delve a little further into the development of human beings in the womb, twin studies are rather fascinating for examining the complex life of humans as early as 14 weeks. 

Twins have been known to consciously interact with one another, even taking care to be gentle with their twin as early as 14 weeks gestation, and even earlier; this being both a sign of empathy and curiosity, which is a sign of intelligence.

More twin studies and facts about twins and some more

And videos of twins in utero

youtube

When does my life truly begin? When my daughter’s asleep.

Why s/he is ProLife:

Hey. I really cannot express how I’m feeling, and I’m writing/asking to you just because. Some people say that life doesn’t begin at conception. My answer is “Who cares anyway?”. My younger (half) sister was almost an abortion. My mother scheduled the appointment. And she never went. She’s a hero for not going. I’m crying right now reading all of this prochoice stuff, because I see my sister, and think how she could have Not Been Here.