The Three Forms of Human Life
New Durham, NH USA 03855
There are three forms of human life: (1) The Human Adult (The Born
Human); (2) The Human Gamete (The Human Egg/Human Sperm); (3) The Human
Zygote (The Human Fetus, The Unborn Human)
Adult = Born Individual = Individual capable of producing gametes
necessary under normal/non-cloning reproductive conditions.
Gamete = Egg or Sperm = Reproductive cells necessary for sexual
reproduction under non-cloning conditions.
Zygote = Fertilized Gamete = Fertilized egg, a fetus, an unborn
Note: -> = Symbol designating 'evolves into, develops into,
Human Life Form = (A) Adult or (B) Gamete or (C) Zygote.
I.e., "human life form" = any human cells including human eggs/sperm or
human organisms including born/adult individual humans and
individual humans capable of/involved in human reproduction to avoid
with human skin cells, human cancer cells, human organs, etc. are
not labeled "human life forms."
The True Facts of Human Life: Early Life Forms -> Human Life Forms
Human Parents -> Human Gametes -> Human Zygotes.
Restated: From early life forms human life forms develop/evolve, which
include human parents who produce human gametes [human eggs/sperm]
which when fertilized conceive and produce human zygotes.
Life began a long time ago, when the first life forms evolved from
Life continued from those early life forms to the present life forms.
Those of us alive today are direct descendants of the first life forms;
we could not be here if there had been a break in the chain of our
causality via evolution from the first life forms.
The first life forms were adults capable of reproducing, first by cell
division, later through sexual union.
Thus, the answer to "Which came first--the chicken or the egg?!?!?!" is
Restated: If "chicken" = adult/born/hatched/etc. life form and "egg" =
unborn/unhatched/etc. life form, then, on the premise that the
adult/born/hatched/etc. must come before the unborn/unhatched/etc., the
chicken/adult/born/hatched/etc. came before the
What has been omitted from this famous question are the gametes.
If the question "Which came first--the chicken or the egg?!?!?!" is
reworded (A) "Which came first–the chicken or the chicken's
gametes?!?!?!" or (B) "Which came first—the chicken, the chicken's
gametes, or the chicken's zygote(s)?!?!?!", then the obvious answers
have to be (A) "The chicken!!!" and (B) "The chicken!!!"
Among humans, and under normal human reproduction conditions
(non-cloning conditions), zygotes do not happen without gametes, and
gametes do not happen without adults.
Thus, among human life forms, the sequence is thus: (1) Human
Adults/Born Human Individuals -> (2) Human Gametes -> (3) Human
Restated: (1) Human adults cause (2) human gametes which cause (3)
One of the biological characteristics of human skin cells, cancer
cells, reproductive cells/gametes/eggs/sperm, zygotes, and adults, is
the presence of DNA which is uniquely human, and is labeled "human DNA"
in contrast to DNA which is non-human and, therefore, is labeled
Thus, biologically, to be "human" is to have—be biologically based
upon/be caused by—human DNA.
Inre human reproduction, the human reproductive cells known as gametes
have human DNA; human adults and human zygotes likewise have human DNA.
Thus, all three human life forms—the human adult, the human gamete, the
human zygote—are "human" because they biologically contain/are based
upon/are caused by human DNA.
Obviously, the corollary is that any life forms which are "non-human"
are "non-human" because they biologically contain/are based upon/are
caused by non-human DNA.
Human adults/borns and human zygotes/unborns have the full complement
of human chromosomes.
Human gametes have only half the full complement of human chromosomes;
one-half of the chromosomes from one adult.
This fact does not mean that human gametes are non-human. Human
are comprised of human DNA--they would have to be or otherwise they
not be "human"; therefore, human gametes, comprised of human DNA, are
Thus, inre human chromosomes, because human chromosomes are comprised
of human DNA and are involved in human reproduction, and all human
adults, gametes and zygotes contain human chromosomes and therefore
human DNA, then human adults, human gametes, and human zygotes are all
human life forms.
Anti-abortionists/Anti-choicers keep raising a strawman of 'complete
If 'complete human' or 'complete human being' is to be used this phrase
must be operationally defined.
If the anti-s claim that 'complete human/human being' is operationally
defined to mean 'capable of developing into an human adult' then this
applies also to human gametes as well as human zygotes because human
are 'capable of developing into human adults' by conception into
and this conception process is absolutely necessary for zygotes to form.
The fact is that under normal reproductive processes in the early
stages of a pregnancy a zygote/fetus has to have a host, a womb, and
cannot proceed without such host, and, therefore, cannot become/be a
'complete human being' without such host, and, therefore, is not a
'complete human being' and as such can be terminated by elective
abortion for any reasons.
Retated: In the normal reproductive sequence, a zygote/fetus in its
early existence is not a 'complete human being' because it cannot
survive without a host/womb, and, therefore, not being a 'complete
human being,' the zygote/fetus can be terminated by elective abortions,
and such termination by elective abortions cannot be called the murder
of a 'complete human being.'
The proper view of a zygote/fetus is that it is an 'incomplete
human/human being' because of its dependency upon its host, its mother.
Absent direct medical intervention, if the host/mother dies, the
zygote/fetus dies, a fact which is direct evidence/physical
evidence/medical evidence, and therefore proof, that the zygote/fetus
is an 'incomplete human/human being.'
The US Const. 14th Amendt.: "All persons born ... [and living in a US
are entitled (A) to become US citizens and (B) to US legal system due
protection]" thus recognizes that a zygote/fetus is not a LEGAL
human/human being' entitled to US citizenship and US legal due
protection because it is not a 'born' human being, which is to say that
is not a 'born person.'
Until the US Const. is changed, the US Const. 14th Amendt. phrase "All
born ... [and living in a US jurisdiction]" define who/what is a legal
entitled to (A) become a US Citizen and (B) US legal due process/equal
and zygotes/fetuses being unborn, are thus not entitled to legal status
the resulting entitlements due to persons of such legal status.
Thus, by the US Const. 14th Amendt.: "All persons born ... [and living
a US jurisdiction are entitled (A) to become US citizens and (B) to US
system due process/equal protection]," a zygote/fetus, being an unborn
is not entitled to US legal due process/equal protection and its
by elective abortion is not murder.