Supporting Canibalism???

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    In spite of breaking it down to its smallest parts I don't know what else one can call the consumption of humans. Do you?

    Now we as a nation are supposed to financially support this.

    It is said it is for the advancement of science. Bah humbug! It is for the advancement of particular scientists. Adult stem cells have been making remarkable progress and one does not have to sacrifice another to do it. To the extent that we publicly finance scientific endeavors shouldn't we direct our debt laden dollars to successful and ethical research?
     
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    i am all for stem cell research...it holds great promise to help many people...cold as it is....stem cells are a by product of the abortion industry...why waste them? you can clone now and create them...grow "life" in a tube...the marvels of modern medical science...but yes it is a "canibalization" of the old and infirm wanting the very life of others to extend their lives..baby boomers are an amazingly selfish bunch
     
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    I think his point is that ADULT stem cells are the only ones to have shown any real progress or promise. They are not a byproduct of the abortion industry.
     
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    so don't use the treatments they develop.

    the idea that only adult stem cells show promise is bizarre.... and is religious right propaganda.

    I'm amazed that anyone even knew what the OP was about.
     
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    i got the point about adult stem cells...i think research will show that embroyic cells will do more in the long run...and you take your chances any time you stimulate cell growth...which is what they are doing...

    here is a great link for what is going on in the world with it:

    Stem Cell Research News
     
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    The Politics Behind Obama's Embryonic Stem Cell Research Decision - God & Country (usnews.com)
     
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    You are incorrect. What's bizarre is your insistence that the facts don't speak for themselves and/or say what they do.

    You STILL don't know what the OP is about, obviously.
     
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    Cannibalism as a practice makes perfect sense for humans who live in a protein-deprived environment. If you manage to defeat the mob in the next valley then you get to keep them as slaves, wives and, well, food. There's a bit of ritualism involved of course, humans are like that, so there's all this talk about eating the heroic enemy and ingesting his courage and the rest of it. That's all well and good but you're really eating Long Pork.

    Now for those who can't distinguish between an embryonic stem cell and a human let me help out.

    This is a human - [​IMG]

    Oh heck, sorry.

    These are humans: [​IMG]

    These are human embryonic stem cells:

    [​IMG]

    Okay, any questions?
     
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    Robert George and Eric Cohen Say Barack Obama Has Politicized Stem-Cell Research - WSJ.com
     
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    This is what comes to a people who have taken on the value system of cockroaches, FF.

    Now I know nothing about the debate surrounding stem cell research.

    But as to social cannibalism?

    We're on that path right now, and that's for damned sure.
     

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