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Slowhand

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I thought a light subject of stem-cell research, and all the issues positive/negetive should be brought up; it is a timely subject.

For me, one only knows within themselves what the true answer is; not some religious directive, nor would it be in-the-name-of-science itself.

Deep subject; right off the dock into 18'; that might be the answer one answers, "It's over my head!". For me a sad analogy fits this controversy; I dive off not knowing the depth of my decision in the name of "yes" for my daughter, for loved ones, for future generations of mine and yours, and maybe for myself.

Our advancement as beings on this earth its astonishing. In human history, some in the name of religion, have decreed the earth as the center of the universe.....anything other would be heretic to suggest.

I will not deny another the possibility of sight, healing, comfort, ect. under any guise.

I do not care if this subject illicits zero response, or is locked/deleted. I have stated my beief to all, and will be judged accordingly.

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I have no problem with stem cell research. I have a problem with having abortions to get the stem cells or growing embryos in pitri dishes to get the cells.

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Slowhand,

First, very weird avatar, dude. Second, religion has zero imput in my opinion against stem cell research. I am aligned with the thinking of Wade, I do believe that life begins at conception, therefore, I am against creating life only to destroy (kill) it in the name of science. That is why I am also against abortion, not for religious beliefs, I have very few, but I just think it is wrong because it is murder. I live in a very black and white world with very little grey. So now you have my 2 cents! I guess we can expect this thread to be locked any day now, too!

Windy

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I'm not against stem cell research fundamentally. I'm against the overpopulation and continued human condition that is fostered through advances in medical technologies at tremendous costs to society. Very tough to separate a common global sense of good from the individuals localized desire to live and experience the love that comes with life. Folks were sent adrift on ice bergs for a reason.

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i dont know a lot about stem cell research to form an opinion.

see, there is actually a subject that i am not an expert in

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I'm not against stem cell research fundamentally. I'm against the overpopulation and continued human condition that is fostered through advances in medical technologies at tremendous costs to society. Very tough to separate a common global sense of good from the individuals localized desire to live and experience the love that comes with life. Folks were sent adrift on ice bergs for a reason.

Write that down and read it again in 30 years.

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Maybe I am lost on this, but isn't the debate about "Federal Funding" for this??

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Originally Posted By: fishwater
I'm not against stem cell research fundamentally. I'm against the overpopulation and continued human condition that is fostered through advances in medical technologies at tremendous costs to society. Very tough to separate a common global sense of good from the individuals localized desire to live and experience the love that comes with life. Folks were sent adrift on ice bergs for a reason.

Write that down and read it again in 30 years.

Good point, fishorgolf. It begs the question, "Do you go to visit a doctor when you get ill, fishwater?"

Bob

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I have no problem with stem cell research. I have a problem with having abortions to get the stem cells or growing embryos in pitri dishes to get the cells.

I'm aligned with you here. It would be wrong to introduce human life only to take it for its pieces.

Bob

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and all the issues positive/negetive should be brought up; it is a timely subject.

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I can agree that over-population can be a problem but we can't put people out on ice bergs. At least I don't think we can. grin

Bob

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Originally Posted By: Wade Joseph
I have no problem with stem cell research. I have a problem with having abortions to get the stem cells or growing embryos in petri dishes to get the cells.

I'm aligned with you here. It would be wrong to introduce human life only to take it for its pieces.

Bob

But is it ok to sell an embrio as a commodity? Though that is a differant subject but the question does apply here.

There are other forms of stem cells besides embryo stem cell.

Promising development on stem cell research has progressed from umbilical cord blood and bone marrow stem cells, I see no controversy on these candidates.

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I don't understand the point of your question.

Bob

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It was a question that was not directed at anyone but meant to point out the different standards human life is valued. Again I'm not saying anyone thinks this way or it is right or wrong but it could be part of the debate on morality.

Why is it ok to sell say an embrio or sperm for profit and have this as a huge market to make money off of. But then say we shouldnt use this product,thats the way it is treated in some ways, for research that could potentialy help the unfotunate to greatly improve there lifestyle. From pain to spinal cord issues to other ailments, the list long.

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