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Flashcards in Religion and the environment Deck (16)
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1

Define stewardship

Looking after something so it can be passed onto the next generation

2

Define global warming

The increase in the earth's temperature

3

Define artificial insemination

Injecting semen into the uterus by artificial means

4

Define embryo

A fertilised egg in the first eight weeks after conception

5

Define infertility

Not being able to have children

6

Define IVF (In-virtro fertilisation)

Fertilising an egg in a test tube

7

Define surrogacy

An arrangement where a woman bears a child on behalf of someone

8

In which form of Christianity is masturbation banned?

Roman catholic

9

Give two reasons why Roman Catholics are strongly against artificial insemination

1. They believe that all children have a right to know who their father is so surrogacy is banned
2. Embryo technology doesn't involve sex, they believe that procreation should always be done through sex.

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Why might some Christians allow IVF and artificial insemination? (3 marks)

1. Makes the family happier
2. The sperm and the egg are from the man and woman
3. The discarded embryos are not foetuses

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Why do most Muslims accept IVF and AIH (3 marks)

1. They are using medicine
2. The egg and sperm are from the husband and wife
3. Any other embryo technology is banned, as the child needs to know who its parents are

12

Define organ donation

Giving organs to be used in transplant surgery

13

Define conservation

Protecting and preserving the natural resources and the environment

14

Define natural resources

Naturally occurring materials which can be used by humans

15

Define creation

The act of creating the universe

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Environment

The surroundings that plants and animals live/intend to live on