I cannot agree with CK about the beginning moment of human life, or, indeed, any life.
It's just like Death itself; the spark is present, or it is not, no matter the form.
Baby, old man, retarded, in a coma, blind or a star quarterback, you're either here, or not.
The first cell, that zygote we all were, is the foundation stone of our earthly presence, and is the manifestation of the Spark of Divinity which is our true nature.
Damn right it's a metaphysical question, and the answer is of like nature. Metaphysics trumps physics, Spirit trumps Matter.
Consciousness trumps the non-conscious, whatever the heck that may mean...I guess, maybe, algore comes up short once again.
I happen not to share this view. I do not believe personhood begins at conception."
Does metaphysics=unprovable=superstition in this scientific world?
Most college kids believe this because academia teaches it!
Cover up the Ten Commandments at our courthouses. metaphysics=unprovable=superstition
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Jesus quotes from Psalms in Luke 20:42, thus validating the book. He created physics and metaphysics, He proves to be the truth to me every day!.
Dr. Krauthammer communicates so clearly and I always appreciate his intelligent insights. My prayer is that his metaphysics on this issue becomes a truth some day.