Fission, Fusion, and the Simple View
Christian Bioethics 2006 December; 12(3): 255-263
In this essay, I defend three Simple Views concerning human beings. First, that the human embryo is, from the one-cell stage onwards, a single unitary organism. Second, that when an embryo twins, it ceases to exist and two new embryos come into existence. And third, that you and I are essentially human organisms. This cluster of views shows that it is not necessary to rely on co-location, or other obscure claims, in understanding human embryogenesis.
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Hovis, Kristin; Hovis, Kristin (2011-05)One of the most notable and rare features in animal societies is a high degree of fission-fusion (FF) in which individuals change group membership frequently. This temporal-spatial fluidity is presumed to confer reproductive ...