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Ruins of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

This is a great article at Headline Bistro:

“If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.”

So said then-Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards in October 2004 at a campaign in Newton, Iowa in a cynical appeal to people’s desperation for cures from everything from spinal cord injury to juvenile diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease, as he held out embryonic stem cells (ESCs) as the key to their hopes and dreams. It was cruel, and it was predicated on what all in the scientific community knew to be a long shot at best. Edwards struck many as sounding more like a chimeric faith healer or snake oil salesman hawking his wares.

For the people of California, such hype aided them that year on a fiscally ruinous path, as they passed Proposition 71 (California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative), which established the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and endowed it with a mind-boggling $3 billion in research funds mainly for ESC research.
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1 comments:

Sarah said...

It's good to see this immoral practice going down the tubes. Just goes to show how science (as a real pursuit of truth) will always fall on the side of the Truth (that is, the truth God has revealed).


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