I'm doing a persuasive speech on stem cell research for my English class. I am defending stem cell research; I'm for it. But some people aren't, and of course, I have had to address that in my speech. But the main argument (against stem cell research) is that it is immoral. It is not moral, many say. But what exactly is moral? The philosophical nature of moral is a great mystery to me; I am accustomed to the idea, it is a social role that I have grown to respect. But it bothers me that I cannot directly define it, in a philosophical way rather than the dictionary definition. The dictionary definitions for the record are as follows: "Of or concerned with the judgment of the goodness or badness of human action and character: moral scrutiny; a moral quandary. Teaching or exhibiting goodness or correctness of character and behavior: a moral lesson. Conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior; virtuous: a moral life. Arising from conscience or the sense of right and wrong: a moral obligation. Having psychological rather than physical or tangible effects: a moral victory; moral support. Based on strong likelihood or firm conviction, rather than on the actual evidence: a moral certainty. n. The lesson or principle contained in or taught by a fable, a story, or an event. A concisely expressed precept or general truth; a maxim. morals Rules or habits of conduct, especially of sexual conduct, with reference to standards of right and wrong: a person of loose morals; a decline in the public morals. " -www.dictionary.com- Can anyone lend a post?