Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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    Where do you folks stand on the issue?

    I don't mean whether or not the govt. should fund it. That's for the politics section. I'm talking about what your ethical stance is on it.

    Are you ok with it? Does it bother you? Have you taken time out of your day to educate yourself on what it actually is?
     
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    I think we outta leave chicken embryos alone. :tng:
     
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    Why do I have a feeling that you are just waiting to educate those who haven't?
     
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    I'm not itching to educate anyone. I just find that usually those who oppose such things don't really know much about it.

    I think it's kinda silly to take a stance on something you know little about.
     
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    Let's see .... last I heard, it was Promethian experimentation that might could possibly lead to something some day.
     
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    No, Yes, and Yes!!
     
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    So far, embryonic stem cells have proven extremely useful for causing cancer, and that's about it. Mabye one day it will lead to something big, but I think it needs to run under its own power, at least until they can find a source of embryonic stem cells other than children.

    Oh, and answer me this, if embryonic stem cell research is supposed to be as big a miracle as its supporters claim it is, then why does it need government funding? If it has even a small fraction of the potential the supporters claim, they'd have to beat the investors off with a stick. And don't say it's because they're too short-sided. It takes 5-15 years to make a new drug, so I know the medical companies have the patience.
     
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    if it can engineer the 'attitude" out of the dems then i am all for it.
     
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    No, yes, and slightly.

    A human life is a human life whether or not
    it is in the womb, and should be accorded
    the same right against being killed.

    I understand there is potential for stem cell
    use as treatment for such diseases as MS,
    and that embryonic stem cells are thought
    to hold much more promise than adult ones.

    Nevertheless I have strong reservations about
    taking life for the sake of medical research.
     
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    Embryonic stem cell research has not produced nearly the results in treating diseases that adult stem cell research has. I have already posted on this board several articles having to do with adult stem cell research and the successes that have been obtained with this research.

    There are many sources of adult stem cells for researchers to use, while the embryo is the sole source of embryonic stem cells. If my tax dollars are going to be used to fund stem cell research, I absolutlely want it to be the adult stem cell version.
     

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