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R.S Revision Notes

Topic One : Matters of Life.

When does Human Life become Valuable?

-Contraception. / -When Mother first feels embryo move. / -When Foetus is viable. / -Birth.

Christian Views:

Fertility Treatments:

In Vitro Fertilisations (IVF) : When the ovum is fertilised in a test tube, then implanted…

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Organ Donation:

Transfusion: Blood. Mainly for operations.
The Blood should match the person's Blood
Group, otherwise it could be fatal.
Transplantation: Happens when an organ
has failed and someone needs a replacement.
Xeno Transplant: When it comes from an
animal. E.g. Heart Valve from a Pig.

The following can be…

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I think that Embryology is okay, because it

allows us to help develop our medicine

research and this will inevitably help others.

The embryo itself can't feel any pain at this


Trivial appearances should not be changed

through the use of HGE. As this could be

considered as favouritism…

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Experimenting on Humans/Hybrids:

Human-Animal Hybrid Embryo: An embryo made from Human DNA and animal eggs for medical purposes.

Human Experimentation: Testing products (usually medicines) on paid human volunteers.

Stages for Drug Testing:

1. Lab Testing ­ Tissue samples are tested In Vitro and by Computer Stimulation.
2. Drug ­ Tested…

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Christian Views on Euthanasia:

Attitudes are diverse, but most do not agree with it.

"Do not commit murder" is the sixth commandment and Euthanasia is seen as a type of suicide.
"God has fixed how long people are to live" ­ Acts 17:26.
Roman Catholic Church see it as a…

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What do the Elderly Contribute to Society?

Skills that are less common today. (Carpentry, Mechanical skills, Trade Skills without the use of computers)
Care givers to Grandchildren (Babysitting when living in close proximity).
Financial support to family (During recession's)
Volunteering for Community or Social projects (Charities, Primary Schools, Community Centres)…

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Topic Three : Drug Abuse

Doping (Performance Enhancing Drugs):

Some athletes use performance enhancing drugs such as
Anabolic Steroids (a Class C drug), this can be
considered a form of cheating and when taken, there is
no sense of accomplishment if you achieve something. It
tends to be unfair for…

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They were tricked into taking them.
They help with a crisis in their life.
They mix with people who take/deal drugs.

Example of how a drug might affect the users mind: would
be depression, confusion and restlessness (Crack Cocaine)

Example of how a drug might affect the body would be…

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Christian Attitudes towards Punishment:

In the Old Testament, God is presented as a God of Justice, who gave his people a series of Laws and
Commandments that they are expected to follow.
If the Old Testament refers to `an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth', some…

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Muslim Attitude towards the Death Penalty:

For only two crimes can the death penalty be used as punishment, which is murder and blasphemy. They believe in
the Sanctity of Life, where life is valuable. This is the reason for them being mostly against the death penalty.

Christian Attitude towards the…


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