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Friday, October 29, 2004

Stem Cell Research Lies

1:39 PM

Embryonic Stem Cells


An article in today's Washington Post about the scientific problems associated with the current 22 stem cell lines that Bush wants to be used instead of developing new ones. His argument that scientists already have stem cells is terribly flawed.

I also thought you might be interested in this non-political NY Times article on accessing the internet through electric outlets.

Short Opinion

I have become increasingly frustrated by the misrepresentations and outright lies of both candidates in their speeches and advertisments. The public swallows what is said even if it is totally wrong and the wronged candidate has to spend time (after the damage has been done) in his stump speeches trying to tell the "truth." Instead of interested individuals having to check out the facts after the talk wouldn't it be valuable to require that each speech, or certainly each advert, be screened for its truth prior to its delivery? We now have a candidate saying, "I'm Joe Blow and I approve this message." I'd prefer to have someone from this nonpartisan oversight group saying, "I'm from (for example) and this message has been approved for its veracity."

And a Joke

A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.

He asked, "What are all those clocks?"

St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move."

"Oh," said the man, "Whose clock is that?"

"That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie."

"Incredible," said the man. "And whose clock is that one?" he asked, pointing to a clock with the minute hand only a little ways away from the twelve.

St. Peter responded, "That's Ghandi's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Ghandi told only two lies in his entire life."

"Where's Bush's clock?" asked the man.

"Bush's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."


Anonymous said...

it is the most horrible and immoral thing i have ever had to research as a student.....stem cell researchers are killing millions of could have been babies, living beings, in order to give that one older person who has had a life to live a new peice o tissue. I am against killing, even an embryo, as well as cloning. its wrong, we are tampering with life, if we were meant to do that God would have let us create ourselves. if we were meant to tamper with life we wouldnt die, for im sure someone would find a cure for death. yea right, please if we tamper all we do is extend life..... why? why would u want to live if u have a dead mutated babie as part of your far as im concerned scientists are getting carried away with playing god. give up and stick to creating medicines that can benifit our physical life instead of screwing around with cloning and killing embryo's. They can not possibly benifit us in any way whatsoever.

10:50 AM  
Misha Cohen said...

Pardon me, but what research did you do? I suggest you start again and use some unbiased, scientific sources. The stem cells that scientists use are taken from embryos that would otherwise have been destroyed after not being used for in vitro fertilization.

My moral question for you is: If you were in a fertilization clinic and it caught fire would you rescue the freezer with 1,000,000 fertilized embryos (3 days old) or the old man (80 years old) who had been trapped beneath the freezer?

If you even consider saving the man, then you should revamp your ideas on the issue.

Incidentally research with stem cells from embryos is making progress with many diseases that have nothing to do with old age or diseases that make old age far less pleasant than it could be.

11:01 AM  

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