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To their credit, many in the media along with other ESC boosters have admitted ACT and Nature took them for a ride. These include Senators Arlen Specter, R-Pa., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa., authors of a bill President Bush vetoed this year that would have expanded ESC research funding. Specter, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that holds the health and medical research purse strings, told officials of the company it had not accomplished “what you told the world.” He added, “We have representation which created a lot of hopes…and now they appear to be dashed.”
But ACT propagandist, er, uh, ethicist Ronald Green leapt to the company’s defense. “The approach does not harm embryos; the experiment did,” Green insisted. (Right. And “I didn’t kill the victim;” the shooter said, “the bullets did!”) An utterly unrepentant Lanza tossed off the backlash criticism as merely indicative of how politicized stem cell research has become. Now there’s something he knows about.
Lanza has always been more salesman than scientist, constantly inveighing against the federal funding restrictions that restrict the growth of his bank account. Yet the media treat him as an impartial source on all things stem cell. Welcome to the world of ESC “science” — about 10% research and 90% hype.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?