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Sylvester wrote:Can you infer the textual support from the standard DO requirement that contact is dependant of the 6 bases?
I don't intend to approach the suttas as a Bible literalist trying to appeal to the notion of the God of the Gaps. If current science suggests no workable sense faculty prior to the 8th week, how will DO be applied?
Sylvester wrote:I don't think it fails Popper's test of falsifiability. I may not be a biologist, but I make a fairly good arm-chair version. If the papers I have been reading are not tainted by manipulation or bias, there is empirical evidence linking foetal sensate abilities to the development of the thalamus.
Sylvester wrote:I'm quite prepared to listen to your argument concerning the nāmarūpa around "it", "it" presumably being intended to refer to the embryo.
beeblebrox wrote:In embryo's case, the womb is its namarupa.
beeblebrox wrote:if someone didn't think that a life was forming, then why would he/she ever think that an abortion was necessary?
waterchan wrote:beeblebrox wrote:In embryo's case, the womb is its namarupa.
And what is your source for this?
waterchan wrote:beeblebrox wrote:if someone didn't think that a life was forming, then why would he/she ever think that an abortion was necessary?
Because it's still forming, and not yet formed. It sounds like playing with semantics, but that is the crux of the argument.
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