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(Solved): 1. The sociopolitical debate surrounding abortion most often boils down to the questivi, "when does ...
1. The sociopolitical debate surrounding abortion most often boils down to the questivi, "when does a human fetus become sufficiently human to possess the right to life". Another way to think about this is to consider when personhood begins for a human embryo. Personhood is used as a proxy for an individual human life. Here, science has much to contribute to the philosophical debate about personhood. Although there is no scientific consensus on when personhood begins, in his essay "When personhood begins in the embryo: avoiding a syllabus of errors", Scott Gilbert offered five scientific viewpoints on when this might happen. List these five viewpoints and the specific reason(s) why some scientists adhere to each of these viewpoints.