IS the human fetus a parasite according to science? and other stuff.

#1
I saw this on yahoo:


THIS IS SCIENCE:
FETUS IS NOT A BABY (GOOGLE THE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CHART), but a parasite because the classification of the biological relationship that is based on the behavior one organism (fetus) and how it relates to the woman's body:

as a zygote, it invaded the woman's uterus using its TROPHOBLAST cells, hijacked her immune system by using NEUROKININ B and HCG--- so her body doesn't kill it, steals her nutrients to survive, and causes her harm or potential death.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trophoblast

"The placenta functions as an immunological barrier between the mother and the fetus, creating an immunologically privileged site. For this purpose, it uses several mechanisms:
It secretes Neurokinin B containing phosphocholine molecules. This is the same mechanism used by parasitic nematodes to avoid detection by the immune system of their host.[2]"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immune_tolerance_in_pregnancy

" Due to its highly-negative charge, hCG may repel the immune cells of the mother, protecting the fetus during the first trimester. It has also been hypothesized that hCG may be a placental link for the development of local maternal immunotolerance."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_chorionic_gonadotropin

"It is also possible for a symbiotic relationship to exist between two organisms of the same species."
http://www.answers.com/topic/symbiosis -- Gale's Science of Everyday Things.

just like a parasitic twin --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasitic_twin

"an animal or plant that lives in or on another (the host) from which it obtains nourishment. The host does not benefit from the association and is often harmed by it"
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/parasite

pregnancy CAUSES HARM: http://www.thelizlibrary.org/liz/004.htm

THE FETUS DOESN'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO FEEL PAIN --WHEN MOST ABORTIONS OCCUR.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/blogs/the-human-condition/2010/06/25/does-the-fetus-feel-pain-uk-report-says-no.html


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#4
Meaningless.

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To be fair, they're parasites at least until the age of 18.

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#8
Well, no, a foetus isn't a parasite. A parasite would be alive prior to invading the host, whereas a foetus is created BY the host.

Source: Zombie films and shit.
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Well, no, a foetus isn't a parasite. A parasite would be alive prior to invading the host, whereas a foetus is created BY the host.

Source: Zombie films and shit.


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Well, no, a foetus isn't a parasite. A parasite would be alive prior to invading the host, whereas a foetus is created BY the host.



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Well, no, a foetus isn't a parasite.



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#14
I consider the fetus to be a parasite, but it's based off of what a parasite is and personal opinion.

The only time I don't really agree with aborting the fetus is in late term though.
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#17
A parasite, by definition, must be of a different species than the host. Your argument eats my diarrhea.
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#18
Well, no, a foetus isn't a parasite. A parasite would be alive prior to invading the host, whereas a foetus is created BY the host.


Nope, the parasite is created by the combination of INVADING sperm and an egg. Thus, you could argue that the sperm is the actual parasite.
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A parasite, by definition, must be of a different species than the host. Your argument eats my diarrhea.

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#24
I consider a foetus to be parasite (and think abortion should be optional) up until the age of about 20.
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I consider a foetus to be parasite (and think abortion should be optional) up until the age of about 20.

Murder is just an abortion that got severely postponed
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#27
Great first post. Keep it up.
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