Cell Division

Why Are Scientists Still Split Over Stem Cells?

“The greatest breakthrough in our or any lifetime.”

That was how Ron Reagan (son of Ronald) described embryonic stem-cell research (ESCR) back in 2004. Similarly, John Edwards, erstwhile candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, once prophesied that “Superman” Christopher Reeve, paralyzed in 1995, would arise and walk again if only religious fanatics would stop impeding the progress of stem-cell research by blocking access to funding. Theirs was the holiest of the pro-choice causes—devotion to limitless life at the small price of already discarded lives.

Reeve did indeed arise and walk again—on Super Bowl Sunday in 2000. Frantic callers soon...

 

is a Canadian journalist, author, and blogger. She blogs at Blazing Cat Fur, Evolution News & Views, MercatorNet, Salvo, and Uncommon Descent.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #6, fall 2008 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo6/cell-division

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