Quickly becoming my favorite “well researched” blog for the discriminating right winger, Shock and Blog weighs in on the merits of stem cell research.
Many centuries ago, learned men strove to turn lead into gold. Today, learned men strive to turn embryonic stem cells into miracle cures. Obviously, very little has changed in all that time.
Yes! Stem cell research is the same as alchemy! Which puts it on par with ID! An exciting development that biologists have probably been waiting for for years. They can now justify taking their psuedo-scientific Theory of Biology into the schools!
Seriously, can Jason really be saying that stem cell research has produced the same results as alchemy? Namely, none. Perhaps he didn’t look here.
In theory, stem cells can replace the cells in damaged or diseased organs. Now, a collaboration of researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University and The University of Connecticut have put that theory into practice. They have coaxed stem cells from mouse embryos to develop as types of brain tissue that have cured a Parkinson’s-like disease in mice.
I can certainly understand how Jason could’ve missed this, as he is most likely completely uninterested in the facts concerning stem cell research.
And it is kind of a pain in the ass to sort through the dozens of papers one gets with a simple search of PubMed.
The most telling part about his claim is that it is not an ethical attack on stem cell research. Rather, he comes right out and lies about the progress being made in the field. Ah, well. as with many anti-science types:
“The truth is what I want it to be.”