I'm amazed, and pleased, that the Republican-controlled Senate managed to pass this bill. I think it shows great wisdom. However, Bush will veto the bill (no surprises) eventhough 70 percent of Americans approve of it. The president is supposed to be of the people, and for the people. This is just another example of how one person's personal opinion screws everyone else over.
Research gained through stem cells can save thousands, maybe even millions, of lives by curing diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson's, so I don't understand why so many people have a problem with it. If you could kill Hitler and save millions of Jews from torture, would you? This situation is no different.
Swing and hit. My faith in the US Senate is restored.
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
You still have to kill a living embryo (aka a human) to get the cells, and in the presidents view (and my own) that constitues murder, thats why he said he would veto it
I personally have no problem with stem cell research. The positives outweigh the negatives and it can save more lives than it costs, although I don't consider it a human life until it has left the mother's womb naturally or via c-section close to birth. Call it cruel or what you want It's just how I see it.
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
I see it as a human life from the moment of conception.....
I am all for stem cell research, but i think they should try and get the cells another way (if possible)
Research gained through stem cells can save thousands, maybe even millions, of lives so I don't understand why so many people have a problem with it.
Killing millions or even billions for the sake of a few is not progess. Yeah we could killl 2 billion people and not have to worry about over-population, why don't we do it?
Why bother? Organs die. If you use stem cells to make an exact copy of your heart, it will fail just like your current one will. Mechanical heats won't fail. They can be improved to be better than our current hearts. Why waste money on flesh that will die when you can invest it in better artifical organs?
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.You still have to kill a living embryo (aka a human) to get the cells, and in the presidents view (and my own) that constitues murder, thats why he said he would veto it
Blastocysts (yes, I remember biology!) that will languish in a freezer, unloved an unclaimed, have the same rights as people? Its a collection of cells. If its not being used to make a baby, why would you not want to use it to further research on many deadly diseases. And Pete, lots of people can benefit from stem cell research. And it doesn't take "millions" of cell lines to get the job done, either.
PethegreatKilling millions or even billions for the sake of a few is not progess. Yeah we could killl 2 billion people and not have to worry about over-population, why don't we do it?
Uhh, I think you got it backwards, unless you think that the stem cell research won't help many in which case you're wrong.
Senate supporters of the bill likened that logic to opposition suffered by Galileo, Christopher Columbus and others who were rebuked in their time but vindicated later.
Just shows what a joke these people in the Senate are. Do they actually believe that they are like Galileo? Have they been put on trial for their stance? Are they worried about going to jail? And Christopher Columbus? If these morons actually knew their history, they would know that Columbus was WRONG. And these people are our leaders - what does that say about us?
I am kind of bent on this. If Stem Cell does suceed, it will be very benefitial to all we know about science/health. But, nothing really sucessful has become of stem cell research, and are the undeveloped lives really worth testing on something that may not even work?