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Scientists create Cow/Human Embryo

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Danny White, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    See, this is the sort of stuff that makes me nervous about the future of "therapeutic" cloning.

    Very sick, if you ask me.

    http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23476268-38200,00.html?from=public_rss
  2. PosterChild

    PosterChild New Member

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  3. Jon88

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    A little off the subject, but it's my understanding that Bush vetoed a bill that would propose using stem cells that would be thrown away anyway to grow organs and other things for people who needed them.

    Yet he has no problem sending people to war.
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    It makes this West Virginian feel naughty.:D

    On a serious note...I have no problem with it at all. I hear most say they don't think the government should pay for this type of thing and it should be the private sector that does it...well it looks like our government is not.
  5. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    That's simply not true.

    No one's claiming that they're going to grow organs from embryos. And if they were, how are they going to do that without creating a human life first? Just grow a lung in a petri dish? That would be quite a trick.

    Bush quite simply vetoed a bill that would have allowed experimentation on human embryos. You can disagree with that position if you like, but it's certainly not a morally indefensible stance.

    But to suggest that there were people waiting around for organs that would have been produced by these embryos is absurd.
  6. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    So you have no problem with people creating human/cow hybrids?

    Welcome to the island of Dr. Moreau.

    Or this: :D

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  7. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    Be honest...


    Your firsts thoughts were...


    How many Teets will she have?
  8. Jon88

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    If the embryos will be thrown away I don't see what the problem is.

    He sends human beings to war doesn't he? What's with manipulating donated embryos to improve human life? Oh, that's right. He has to appear religious.
  9. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    You're going to be "thrown away" at some point, too.

    Do you have a problem with people doing whatever they want with you once you're in a position where you can't defend yourself (death or incapacitation)?
  10. Jon88

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    If my parents donate me I have no choice.
  11. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    He's sending human beings to war who volunteered to fight for their country.

    You can be against the war if you want to, and you can be in favor of experimentation on human embryos if you want to... but comparing the two is absurd.
  12. Jon88

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    I'm not against the war, but I think banning experimentation on human embryos is absurd.
  13. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Of course, that is exactly what they are aiming for: growing organs in the equivalent of a petri dish. If they can figure out how to manipulate stem cells well enough. The goal would be to take someone's own cells and (re)-grow them into whatever was needed. This will require a lot of basic research first though.

    Personally I kinda like all the mad science stuff. And anyway, the genie's out of the bottle. Good luck trying to put it back in.
  14. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    No I have no problem with eggs or embryos that would probably die anyways being used to try and help mankind.
  15. Jon88

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    Most smart people don't.
  16. Jon88

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    I thought that's what they were aiming for.

    No, Danny, no.
  17. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    mine was more who has to milk it and who will drink it?
  18. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    That statement explains a lot.
  19. Bach

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  20. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    Nope.

    A Muman...

    Get it? a Moooooo-man!
    :laugh2:

    errr...

    nevermind

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