Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Stemmed Cell Debate

Remember when the news was full, 24/7 full, of reports about the oh-so-promising future of embryonic stem cell research?  Promising, that is, if only those crazy, right-wing, obscurantist, anti-choice zealots would get the heck out of the way.

Haven't heard much about it lately, have you?

The Weekly Standard's Wesley J. Smith explains why not.

While it's important always to emphasize the fact of the elite media's double standard, not to mention report the very much more promising future, as it happens, of adult stem cell research, I'm more than a little wary of this kind of piece.

Imagine that embryonic stem cell research had been as fruitful as its most enthusiastic advocates insisted it would be.  Would it be, then, morally acceptable?

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