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But they could agree that the Prime Minister’s “extravagant claims regarding the purported merits of human-non-human interspecies embryos are mistaken and misleading.” The research that he would allow, they wrote, “would damage public confidence and support, to the detriment both of the cause of stem-cell science and, ultimately, of patients.”
BROWN’S “MISTAKEN AND MISLEADING” impression is not surprising. British journalist Simon Carr pointed out that “the most fundamental fact about the debate is [the MPs] didn’t actually know what a stem cell is.” Another fundamental fact, disregarded in the debate is that stem cell research using chimeras is a colossal waste of money, resources, and, most importantly, of the lives of humans beings.
In clinging to their willful ignorance, Brown and his Labour Party are attempting to deny the reality of bioethics and bioscience. But as Aldous Huxley once observed, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
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?