It's really silly to put down something with so much potential to really help and change things in a positive way, just because of some poorly thought out arguments. The arguments made against stem cell research are just copies of the arguments for most things, such as abortion. People need to learn to think for, and educate, themselves.
Has anyone heard Lewis Black's view on this? It's HILARIOUS! I suggest looking it up on Youtube. Though he is just a comedian making a joke, he makes a pretty valid point when you think about it.
I don't know what to say... I'm not exactly the conservative type, to say "stem-cell" research is "evil" but... still, I don't really think that using stem-cell technology in every possible domain will lead to a positive effect on mankind. Indeed it's important to find new cures, new ways to help man, and still, with every saved man, that must have died, another living one will have to suffer in the near/far future. Saving too many lives leads to an overcrowded planet... and well... I already feel quite crowded...
From another point of view, using stem-cells as a possible replacement of organ-transfers may sound like a good idea.
In conclusion... I vote for reserch FTW
I all for some stem cell research. But I mean look at it from bushes side, wouldn't it be better if we stacked up all the aborted fetuses in a hazardous waste dump. I mean look at the bright side at least we are completely avoiding tapping this endless keg of medicinal genius. That could really mess things up for us.
I am 100% in favor of stem cell research. Someday entire human organs can be regrown. Limbs will be regrown. The list is virtually endless.
The lies and propaganda the Bush administration feeds in order to stop stem cell research is pure pandering to the Fundamentalist Christian voting block. Statistics show that this voting group tends to have no more than a high school education or to have dropped out of school altogether. It is purely a stance designed to win votes at the expense of life itself.
i ask because i ve heard they r already doing some amazing treatments with them in china i wonder why the west isn t catching up...
well for the "destroying embryos" part i totaly disagree a man stuck in a wheel chair walking is farr more valuable than an embryo that can be reproduced over and over again
"embryo that can be reproduced over and over again" <- nu se pune problema chiar asa. embrionu' nu-i ceva consumabil, ca si o mina de creion. a human being grows out of it! mie mi se pare imoral sa se faca experimente pe ei ca si cum ar fi orice alt "tesut" sau mai stiu eu ce.
inteleg importanta cercetarii, numai ca sper sa se gaseasca alte moduri de a se avansa decat asta.
i m for anything that could save lifes and ease human pain.curse that bush fucker for voting against stem cell research...i do belive it s a
political messure intended to gain votes from the rednecks that preffer living in the dark ages....in the name of a god who only told them to learn to love and live in peace.i don t know if these people (as well as mr bush) ever considered how they will be remembered in the future....probably as savages
Your post made me laugh.
My pet peeve is that Bush had NASA's mission statement changed. There now is no mention of the home planet. Instead the goal is Mars. And we have so many problems (scientific and otherwise) on Earth that need to be fixed - but the US will certainly be the first country to stick its flag on an another planet.
I'm American and I think I can say that it's true that some Americans think that the Bible was written in English.
man before mars there are some serious problems like death and all that
i d rather see happy people than two astronauts jumping around on mars waving
your countrys flag at a cost that could save millions of people, i think mars can wait
it ain t going nowere anyway.lol here in romania we have people that think the bible is written in romanian, the major difference is that they don t even know how to read man.
it ain t going nowere...
Bush - and others - will push for Mars - so America can be number one and get there first. [link]
I guess a kind of "Mission to Mars" will be next for that group...
I'm a believer in the value of science - but I entirely agree with you. There are no good reasons to go to Mars just so the American flag can be put into the "earth" there. The reasons are purely political.
I never thought of it before - "into the earth" has to be here.
As for reading - Americans watch far too much TV. And now war is televised - without body bags - of course. The pentagon learned a lot from Vietnam.
The next gigantic televised event will probably be that flag being put into the ground. Hurray! As long as a shit storm doesn't happen on the home planet before.