I'm going to try something new here, If you want to participate, there are a few rules. If you don't want to participate, you can just follow along. If nobody participates, I won't try this again.
I will ask a question. You get one chance to answer it on this thread. One. Nobody can argue with it on this thread. This thread is only for stating your thesis in answer to the question based on your experience, any research you do, and your personal thought process. Each comment is a sort of mini-post on the part of the person posting it. Do not respond to another person's comment. Just make your own. In one week, I will open up a discussion thread on this topic. Take your time. Make it your best effort you can put into it over the week. Then you can get your fight on if you would like, when I post the discussion thread.
Question: What definative measure should be used to determine "personhood" in society? By what measure(s) should personhood be legally acknowledged by society, and by what measure should it be removed? Do you have any theological, philosophical,historical, legal or medical support for your assertion? Does your definition necessitate any caveats, modifications or accomedations for certain states of being? You don't have to address them here, but simply identifying them will help for clarity.
Reminder: No multiple comments. No comments on other people's comments. No argueing. There will be time for that later. Stay focused. Don't get distracted. Bring your own personal knowledge, perspective and expertise to the table.I reserve the right to delete frivelous posts, multiple posts, posts that are obviously intended to disrupt or subvert the intent of the exercise, and also trolls and such. Not that I expect anything of the sort, but you know how it is. Other than that, only participate if you think this will be fun!