[quote=Meggie]God knows what He is doing.
He knows that there will be two babies even if they scientifically look like one
a baby could not exist for a milisecond without a soul.
And if you review the above theory, it accounts for that. God formed Eve’s soul from material from Adam, why would this be any different?
It is not a scientific appearance that we are concerned with. Science doesn’t care about souls at all. It is the metaphysics that is tricky.
One single fertilized cell is a single substance, a single body. It is the beginning of the very essensce of personhood. This is not Science, it’s St. Thomas Aquinas It has one soul becase it is one being, one substance, one person.
Saying there are 2 souls in that being isn’t saying Science is wrong, Science says dittely on souls or ‘being’; it’s saying St. Augustine, St. Anselm and St. Thomas Aquinas are wrong.
They were some pretty smart guys who knew their stuff, so I’ll take their word on it until the Infallibale Church says otherwise.
The rib remained alive outside of the animation of Adam’s Soul by the very breath of God. But the rib is was a person. It CAME from a person.The very breath of God imparted a new soul in the body he had fashioned, thus creating Eve, a new person.
Now when it comes time for a indentical twinning, God does the same, he takes part of the zygote and imparts a new soul, thus creating a new person.
At no time therefore, is there a person without at soul (a contradiction in terms), or 2 souls withing the same being (also a contradiciton)