Last week, the same day President Bush vetoed a bill that would have forced taxpayers to further subsidize embryonic stem-cell experimentation, he signed the Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 2006.
The former got lots of negative press; the latter caused barely a stir. The latter bode poorly for embryonic stem-cell research's public image. Better to ignore.
At any rate, a ban on fetus farming wasn't controversial, passing unanimously in both the Senate and House. Fetus farming seems far-fetched.
But ratifying FFPA scythed a huge swath through plans of embryonic stem-cell harvesters – laudable quick work by pro-life academics and politicos before the other side's powerful lobby could sway self-interested politicians and Americans. Here's why....
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The definition of fanaticism is the belief, if you continue doing those things which will not work long enough, you get a different result. This may be the syndrome driving ESC researchers.
I also note the similarity of excuses for failure used today, were also used by the proponents of every unworkable theory in the medical profession for centuries.
Final note: One of the surest signs a cherished theory is based on bovine feces is the rising decibel level of those who have hitched their wagon to this particular dead horse. They blame everybody, especially a Republican president, for the lack of progress on the part of the wagon.Posted by: Dr. Gerald D. Seypura Ph. D. at July 26, 2006 10:08 AM