Erin pointed this out to me, and at first, I thought nothing of it, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized I didn’t like it at all. I’m becoming less and less tolerant of his leadership style. Have a read, then let me know what you’re thinking.
The main reason it angers me may seem dumb, but I don’t really care. Stem Cell research is such a new field that for it to be developed, people with a more liberal way of thinking need to be involved with deciding it’s direction, not people who are conservative and against it because they don’t understand it. The only way to completely understand a technology is to embrace it and let the technology find it’s niche, not to define a niche for it and pigeon hole the science.
For those of you who don’t know, the stem cells are the eight cells present in the blastocyst at the eight cell stage of embryonic development. Ok, now in layman’s terms… the eight cells that can still develop into any tissue in the body. That being said, you can only imagine the bennefits that this kind of research can have. We could heal paralyzed people, we could restore sight to the blind, we could re-grow hearts than transplant them into patients instead of waiting on someone to die. The possibilities are endless.
Most conservatives see this technology as a step toward cloning. They also see it as humans “playing God”. Personally, I never understood that phrase. God (however you believe) embodied humans with the ability to learn. With that ability to learn comes the ability to heal ourselves. Now I can see how religious folks can argue that a cloned human is a human without a soul, but I don’t believe that this is the case. Maybe I should be one of these guys… Anyway, I digress…
Point is, I don’t agree with GDubbs removing two of the most outspoken individuals in the stem cell field and replacing them with three individuals, one liberal and two conservatives against stem cell research to begin with…
GAH! Stupid Bush…
Ok, I leave you with this entertainment.
The End-of-the-Blog Rundown
Song of the Day – Please, Mr. Postman – The Beatles
Quote of the Day – “Those are the ones with the tails.” – Li’l Steph
Hero of the Day – Kendra for coming out and playing basketball with us last night.
Beatles Trivia, Question 6
Bur first… the answer to question 5. Here’s the rundown folks… Lead Singers galore.
- I Saw Her Standing There – Paul
- Misery – John
- Anna (Go to Him) – John
- Chains – George
- Boys – Ringo
- Ask Me Why – John
- Please Please Me – John
- Love Me Do – John / Paul
- PS I Love You – Paul
- Baby It’s You – John
- Do You Want to Know a Secret? – George
- A Taste of Honey – Paul
- There’s a Place – John / Paul
- Twist and Shout – John
Still with Please Please Me…
- When was the album released in the UK (Month, Year)? (1 pt.)
- How many weeks was it on the Billboard charts? (1 pt.)
The last one was long, so this one is short. Knock yourselves out with this one folks. We’ll move on to a new album next question.
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Current Mood – Irritated