New course on stem cells

Full story: Chicago Tribune
For eight years, a battle has raged over whether the federal government should support potentially lifesaving research that requires the destruction of human embryos that were destined to be discarded anyway. Full Story
MLM

Chicago, IL

#1 Mar 10, 2009
If the president were really basing his decision on sound science, he would be basing it on the cold fact that these cells do not work for anything. That ADULT stem cells have proven far more effective and rendered this type of research completely obsolete.
Besides, one human life is not more valuable than another. There was one comment on the news about hope for children and others, but what about the children being senselessly slaughtered before they even make it into this world? Why aren't their lives equal and just as valuable as ours? They have every bit as much right to live as we do and should not be killed for so called medical advances, especially ridiculous ones that DO NOT WORK!
Hmmm

United States

#2 Mar 10, 2009
MLM wrote:
If the president were really basing his decision on sound science, he would be basing it on the cold fact that these cells do not work for anything. That ADULT stem cells have proven far more effective and rendered this type of research completely obsolete.
Besides, one human life is not more valuable than another. There was one comment on the news about hope for children and others, but what about the children being senselessly slaughtered before they even make it into this world? Why aren't their lives equal and just as valuable as ours? They have every bit as much right to live as we do and should not be killed for so called medical advances, especially ridiculous ones that DO NOT WORK!
Somehow I doubt that you have the scientific expertise to back up these sweeping, categorical claims about what will and won't work.
BobL

United States

#3 Mar 10, 2009
"... Promoting science isn't just about providing resources," Obama said. "It is also about protecting free and open inquiry. It is about letting scientists like those here today do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it's inconvenient"

Tell that to the African-American subjects of the The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment.( http://www.tuskegee.edu/Global/Story.asp... ) "Free and open inquiry" without ethics and morality is an invitation to abuse of science.

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