Tuesday, February 1, 2011

personhood and shadows

I stumbled upon this...so amazing: http://www.dailydawdle.com/2010/08/top-10-examples-of-brilliant-shadow-art.html

On an unrelated/only barely related note...

There are some cultures in which a baby is born and only at the age of 6, when they can be a contributing member of the social community, do they become a person with rights to life, etc. The age of personhood varies from culture to culture. For some, the biological birth and social birth is one and the same, for others it is much different. When do you guys think that a baby/fetus/child becomes a person-a distinct being with rights to life and community?

1 comment:

  1. holy shit

    girl that is super interesting.

    My opinion is that it happens at conception, because other distinctions are so arbritrary