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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Science Compromised By Bush

No sooner had the announcement that the kind of stem cell research once thought possible only with embryonic stem cells may now be possible without the destruction of human embryos was one of our local papers giving President Bush credit for this scientific breakthrough advanced only by his “Solomonic wisdom” to veto funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Bush compromise helped spur science
BDN Editorial Excerpt: By encouraging science to seek alternative problem-solving strategies, Bush's compromise appears to have resulted in stem-cell research advances that will promote progress without trampling deeply-held beliefs. And that is a breakthrough, in more ways than one.
Giving Bush credit for any advances in stem cell research because he vetoed funding for embryonic stem cell research is kinda like giving Japan credit for the nuclear age when they attacked Pearl Harbor.

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