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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Puppet of the Religious Right

Behind closed doors ....
In First Veto, Bush Blocks Stem Cell Bill

*sigh* What a tool he is...

Thought Experiment: There is a fire at a fertility clinic and you, the reader, are inside. On one side of the room is a cooler with 100's of blastocysts, on the other is a 2 year old baby. You only have time to save one.
What do you do? What do you save?
Living baby? or 100's of snowflakes?

......a hint via Darksyde

One more time for those in the back row: On the left is a blastocyst from which embryonic stem cell lines are made. It's ten times smaller than the dot at the end of this sentence and contains roughly 100 cells. On the right is a human baby, one of many who's life might someday be saved or greatly enhanced by treatments developed from ESC research. Any questions?