What You Hear May Be Fact, Falsehood, Fabrication, or Merely Fiat
Shortly after his historic 2008 presidential win, Barack Obama announced that his administration would make "scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology." His first "scientifically based" decision was to lift the ban on federally funded embryonic stem-cell research.1
To the president and his policy wonks, the science "was in," settled, that such research would lead to a medical panacea. This, despite the successes of adult stem-cell research, which had already produced dozens of treatments and cures, and the failures and well-known dangers2 (not to mention the moral implications) of embryo-destructive research.
Since the ban was lifted, not a single cure has resulted...
Regis Nicoll is a retired nuclear engineer and physicist, a Colson Center fellow, and a Christian commentator on faith and culture. He is the author of Why There Is a God: And Why It Matters, available at Amazon.This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #31, Winter 2014 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo31/unsettling-science