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Old 10-09-2006, 08:19 PM posted to alt.animals.ethics.vegetarian,alt.food.vegan,talk.politics.animals
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rick wrote:

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You can identify some differences which hold between most
humans and
most nonhumans and claim that they are morally relevant, but
there will
always be some humans who don't have these differences from
nonhuman
animals.


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But the main difference still remains. Within each person is the
seed of what being human is.


Which is what? How are you defining "human"? And, as
important, why is it morally relevant?

No such seed exists in ANY animal.


Depends on what your definition is.

The person you claim now
doesn't have the differences from animals has the potential to
achieve those differences.


That is not true for all biological members of the human species.
Pick any characteristic which is morally relevant, and you will
find at least some biological humans who lack it from birth and/or
are completely incapable of developing it. Speciesism is simply
a prejudice, like racism or sexism.

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