Life-at-fertilization initiative has hope in Miss.

Oct 17, 2011 Full story: Centre Daily Times 2,675

In this June 6, 2011 file photo, Ezekiel Sowell, 7, right,of Tupelo, Miss., sings during a prayer rally for the Personhood Amendment at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss.

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anon

Tupelo, MS

#2529 Mar 26, 2013
A pregnant women expects a baby and is not a parent yet. She has a fetus. Just as mass is energy without the god particle. Humans are nothing but energy in space. We have no organized part that continues after death.
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#2530 Mar 26, 2013
anon wrote:
A pregnant women expects a baby and is not a parent yet. She has a fetus. Just as mass is energy without the god particle. Humans are nothing but energy in space. We have no organized part that continues after death.
A pregnant woman is a mother. A mother is a parent.
When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, so does her unborn baby. Alcohol in the mother's blood passes through the placenta to the baby through the umbilical cord. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and a range of lifelong disorders, known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). There is no known safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. Drinking alcohol in the first three months of pregnancy can cause the baby to have abnormal facial features. Growth and central nervous system problems (e.g., low birthweight, behavioral problems) can occur from drinking alcohol anytime during pregnancy. The baby’s brain is developing throughout pregnancy and can be damaged at any time.
If a woman is drinking alcohol during pregnancy, it is never too late to stop. The sooner a woman stops drinking, the better it will be for both her baby and herself.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY:(888) 232-6348
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/fasd/index.html
Mass cannot be converted to energy. Mass is a constant that can be either matter or energy. Matter can be convertyed to energy, and energy can be converted to matter.
anon

Tupelo, MS

#2531 Mar 26, 2013
Although apparent, mass is not generated by the Higgs field, as creation of matter or energy would conflict with the laws of conservation; it is, however, transferred to particles from the field, which contains the relative mass in the form of energy. Once the field has endowed a formerly massless particle it slows down because it has become heavier, therefore giving other particles the chance to latch onto it using the electromagnetic force.

Crack babies are support by the government for their life.
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#2532 Mar 26, 2013
anon wrote:
Although apparent, mass is not generated by the Higgs field, as creation of matter or energy would conflict with the laws of conservation; it is, however, transferred to particles from the field, which contains the relative mass in the form of energy. Once the field has endowed a formerly massless particle it slows down because it has become heavier, therefore giving other particles the chance to latch onto it using the electromagnetic force.
Crack babies are support by the government for their life.
So massless particles aren't really particals, rather a force that paticles can attatch to converting energy to matter?
anon

Tupelo, MS

#2533 Mar 26, 2013
In particle physics, a massless particle is a particle whose invariant mass is zero. Currently, the only known massless particles are gauge bosons: the photon (carrier of electromagnetism) and the gluon (carrier of the strong force). However, gluons are never observed as free particles, since they are confined within hadrons.
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#2534 Mar 26, 2013
anon wrote:
In particle physics, a massless particle is a particle whose invariant mass is zero. Currently, the only known massless particles are gauge bosons: the photon (carrier of electromagnetism) and the gluon (carrier of the strong force). However, gluons are never observed as free particles, since they are confined within hadrons.
Unparticles are a hypothetical so far hidden sector the the standard model that cannot be described in terms of particles. The idea is that "stuff" maybe scale invariant, but not massless. In standard QFT the particles must be massless to have this scale invariance. Loosing the notion of a particle can "cure" the insistence of zero mass.
anon

Tupelo, MS

#2536 Mar 27, 2013
So the jargon of particle physics conflicts with you standard understanding of vocabulary?
anon

Tupelo, MS

#2537 Mar 27, 2013
The same problem you have with life, mother, child, and parent?

It is your training and beliefs that stop you from understanding the objective reality as you replace it with emotions and poor communication.
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#2538 Mar 27, 2013
anon wrote:
So the jargon of particle physics conflicts with you standard understanding of vocabulary?
The problem is entirely one of semantics. A photon does have relativistic mass. Solve the above equation for m and you get the relativistic mass of a photon of energy E. Relativistic mass, like energy, is a conserved quantity, the total amount in the universe is a constant, albeit unknown, quantity. Anything with a total energy, E, has a (relativistic) mass m=E/c2.
Because of E=mc2, relativistic mass is regarded as being the same quantity as energy where c2 is just a conversion constant between two sets of units. For this reason, many consider "relativistic mass" redundant with total energy, and banish the term from discussion. Seems extreme to me, but it is the current fashion.
So in what sense does a photon have no mass?
Because there is a second definition of mass, called "rest mass". Relativistic mass varies with energy according to E=mc2. That means the energy of motion, or kinictic energy K, of a moving object has its mass increase by K/c2. Because c2 is such a large number, the mass increase at a speed that is not an appreciable fraction of light speed is too small to measure. Still, since all fundamental particles of the same type have the exact same mass only when at rest, "rest mass" is an extremely important quantity to know.
It so happens that if we apply this calculation to a photon, we find a rest mass of 0, which has no meaning in the ordinary sense of the word. This is because, the phrase "Rest mass of a photon" is an oxymoron: there is absolutely no frame of reference in which a photon can be at rest. So folks omit the embarrassing qualifier, "rest", and just use the word, mass.
As a result, explaining this to newcomers without using the terms "relativistic mass" and "rest mass" becomes too convoluted to contemplate.
It is not that a photon has no mass. A photon has no “rest-mass” but it does have a unified entity called “mass-energy”, which has the same properties as rest mass does, as far as gravitation is concerned.
Consider a pair of electron and positron. They have rest mass, which other masses surrounding them can feel and react to. If this pair of electron and positron were to collide each other and turn themselves into photons, their previous rest mass did not just simply vanish but became mass-energy of the photons. The surrounding masses would still feel the gravitational effect of “mass-energy” of the photons as if it still were rest mass of a pair of electron and positron.

What is meant by the sentence “A photon has no rest-mass” is that there is no frame in which a photon appears at rest. So, it’s impossible to talk about rest-mass of a photon. A photon can only travel at a speed of light and what is measurable is only its mass-energy quantity.
anon

Tupelo, MS

#2539 Mar 27, 2013
So life then is just a matter of electrons and particles and has no particular meaning so why be against reshuffling the atoms?
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#2540 Mar 27, 2013
anon wrote:
So life then is just a matter of electrons and particles and has no particular meaning so why be against reshuffling the atoms?
Perhaps life gives meaning to particles, in other words the purpose of particles is ultimately than creation of life. Since that seems to be the most significant thing that particles are capable of doing.
anon

Tupelo, MS

#2541 Mar 28, 2013
Meaning is a human perspective particles are just information.
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#2542 Mar 28, 2013
anon wrote:
Meaning is a human perspective particles are just information.
No. particles are the basic substance that everthing in the known universe is derived from, including humans. Since humans consist of particles, if meaning is a human perspective, than meaning must also be a perspective of particles.
anon

Tupelo, MS

#2543 Mar 28, 2013
A particle by it self has information. When joined with human DNA map it has a role in temporary life as a team player. After the game it goes back to just having individual information.

Just as planets get swallowed up by the sun when it dies.
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#2544 Mar 28, 2013
anon wrote:
A particle by it self has information. When joined with human DNA map it has a role in temporary life as a team player. After the game it goes back to just having individual information.
Just as planets get swallowed up by the sun when it dies.
A partical by itself is just a substance with the properties of that substance. Information is humans attempting to explain their understanding of that substance.
anon

Tupelo, MS

#2545 Mar 28, 2013
The cooling of the universe gives up information humans only have knowledge and most of that is learned. The quantum world has secrets that are unfolding Particles have a life and use their information to make our bigger world.
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#2547 Mar 28, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
Skip all the hootie tootie bullshit!!!!!, The PREGNANT woman should have the final say in the choice in what she decides regarding her situation. It's not to to YOU or ME to judge or decide what decision SHE makes!!
Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package - how effecient of you.
If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, the meal was cooked a long time ago.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#2549 Mar 29, 2013
zef wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package - how effecient of you.
The word is 'efficient', actually....and the 'arrogance/stupidity' package has been your personal gig for quite some time now.
"Effecient", however, since the root word is obviously 'feces', would be a much better descriptor of your methods, opinions, and personality.

Have an alien day!!
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#2550 Mar 29, 2013
Paddy ORepbaugh wrote:
Life begins when the fetus is able to breathe on its' own. The mother's life is paramount.
During the first trimester, the decision to allow the pregnancy to continue is up to the individual who is actually pregnant and her partner should she choose to include him.
During the second trimester, termination of the pregnancy must be a medical decision and during the third, only to save the life of the pregnant lady.
The number of unwanted pregnancies that are carried to term continue to overwhelm the meager social agencies designed to care for them.
Pro-lifers, although their cause perhaps be nobel, do not contribute one thin dime to the care of these unwanted children once they are born.
A great many people adopting only want the "pretty" and "completely healthy" children. The ones of mixed ethnic or racial heritage or with questionable medical issues are typically left to the state to house and raise.
Imagine how it is to be raised by "staff".
Your overwhelming stupidity is rather alarming.
Life begains with fertilization.
A human individual arises through the union of two cells, an egg from the mother and a sperm from the father.
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/228...
zef

Los Angeles, CA

#2551 Mar 29, 2013
Life Begins at Fertilization
"Human development begins after the union of male and female gametes or germ cells during a process known as fertilization (conception).
"Fertilization is a sequence of events that begins with the contact of a sperm (spermatozoon) with a secondary oocyte (ovum) and ends with the fusion of their pronuclei (the haploid nuclei of the sperm and ovum) and the mingling of their chromosomes to form a new cell. This fertilized ovum, known as a zygote, is a large diploid cell that is the beginning, or primordium, of a human being."
"Embryo: The developing individual between the union of the germ cells and the completion of the organs which characterize its body when it becomes a separate organism.... At the moment the sperm cell of the human male meets the ovum of the female and the union results in a fertilized ovum (zygote), a new life has begun.... The term embryo covers the several stages of early development from conception to the ninth or tenth week of life."
[Considine, Douglas (ed.). Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia. 5th edition. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1976, p. 943]
[Moore, Keith L. Essentials of Human Embryology. Toronto: B.C. Decker Inc, 1988, p.2]
"Zygote. This cell, formed by the union of an ovum and a sperm (Gr. zyg tos, yoked together), represents the beginning of a human being. The common expression 'fertilized ovum' refers to the zygote."
[Moore, Keith L. and Persaud, T.V.N. Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects. 4th edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1993, p. 1]
"Although life is a continuous process, fertilization is a critical landmark because, under ordinary circumstances, a new, genetically distinct human organism is thereby formed.... The combination of 23 chromosomes present in each pronucleus results in 46 chromosomes in the zygote. Thus the diploid number is restored and the embryonic genome is formed. The embryo now exists as a genetic unity."
[O'Rahilly, Ronan and Müller, Fabiola. Human Embryology & Teratology. 2nd edition. New York: Wiley-Liss, 1996, pp. 8, 29. This textbook lists "pre-embryo" among "discarded and replaced terms" in modern embryology, describing it as "ill-defined and inaccurate" (p. 12}]
"Almost all higher animals start their lives from a single cell, the fertilized ovum (zygote)... The time of fertilization represents the starting point in the life history, or ontogeny, of the individual."
[Carlson, Bruce M. Patten's Foundations of Embryology. 6th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996, p. 3]

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