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    Home Depot and stem cells?

    Apr 20, 2006 — Dr. Michael Gazzaniga, who serves on the President's Commission for Bioethics, spoke to York College students Wednesday about the stem cell research debate........
    During his talk, he presented different arguments people have used to debate the issue, one being that doing the research endangers a potential life.
    "Everybody in this room values human life," Gazzaniga told the students. "Look around you. Look at your loved ones. Do you see a hunk of cells or do you see something else?"
    A group of cells in a petri dish have no brain, no memories, he said. But some people against the research believe the cells are equal to an adult because they have the potential to turn into a life, given the right circumstances, such as being placed in a woman.
    Gazzaniga used an analogy.
    Think of The Home Depot, Gazzaniga said. Perhaps, in one Home Depot there are enough tools and people to build 30 houses. If Home Depot burns down, the news headline would read "Home Depot burns," not "30 homes lost."..............
    When politics get involved in science, the situation can get messy, he said.
    What if some states outlaw stem cell research and others do not? Will scientists be arrested for collaborating with people in states that allow the research?
    http://www.ydr.com/newsfull/ci_3730331

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    apples :: oranges.

    that argument is shallow & won't do much but possibly enlighten some folks about the surface issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pruett
    apples :: oranges.

    that argument is shallow & won't do much but possibly enlighten some folks about the surface issues.
    Yup Scott, it's just an opinion of a member on the conservative President's Commission for Bioethics, Dr. Michael Gazzaniga. To see someone like that speak up, while we cower is quite reprehensible.

    BTW it's similar to the arguments used by Dr. Young in the past:
    potential is NOT equal to actual

    "There’s far too much unthinking respect given to authority,” Molly Ivins explained; “What you need is sustained outrage.”
    Kerr, Keirstead, McDonald, Stice and Jun Yan courageously work on ESCR to Cure SCI.

    Divisiveness comes from not following Christopher Reeve's ESCR lead.
    Young does ASCR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faye
    To see someone like that speak up, while we cower is quite reprehensible.
    who's cowering?

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