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New Poll: Support grows for embryonic stem cell research

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 12, 2004 10:43 PM PDT
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Well, duh.
by C1ay / October 13, 2004 12:09 AM PDT

With one Senator claiming that we have the option to cure Parkinson's, Diabetes etc. and another Senator running around claiming it's going to raise people out of their wheelchairs what else would you expect.

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Re: Well, duh.
by gearup / October 13, 2004 1:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Well, duh.

I suggest then that when someone in another country does the research and hopefully finds a cure for any of the diseases such research is supposed to help,that the naysayers refuse the medication and choose suffering and death before they compromise their "ethical" stance vs. the research!
But my money will be bet that they will run,not walk,to the nearest health provider who has the stuff whatever it turns out to be even if the ten commanments arent engraved on his front door!

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There is no ban on the research
by Evie / October 13, 2004 1:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Well, duh.

Stop and think why private companies aren't sinking their research dollars largely into ESC if it is so promising. The answer is because, for all the hype, ASC's still remain far more promising and are actually getting results.

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(NT) (NT) Too bad Kerry is lying about it!
by EdH / October 13, 2004 12:15 AM PDT
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As always, polls raise more questions than they answer...
by Mosonnow / October 13, 2004 12:41 AM PDT

... in terms of what people are agreeing to. What were the questions? Eg:

Such research will save / improve quality of life, do you agree?

Or, Do you agree with the "legitimisation"/ legal regulation of a practice which is going on around the world discreetly anyway?

Or, If such research is successful and is subsequently used for the wrong purpose (ie it is usable in reverse - Heaven help us all), do you agree?

Or, Thousands of embryos could be used in experiments -we might get lucky with one of them. Do you agree?

How well can people possibly distinguish between embryonic rights and the potential consequences, be they good or bad?

Apparently the potential benefit could be enormous - eventually. Is the industry and government sufficiently well advanced at this time? The industry will no doubt demonstrate their perceived capability (eg for a licence) to be adjudged by people who don't have a clue. Even with any amount of ethical acceptability (a moot point in itself), the legal flow-chart of "do's" and "don't" will probably run to a page or two...

I know that "New poll" in your header is a lead-in to the article, rather than a poll of members - but it's really the same thing, isn't it?

Regards
Mo

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(NT) (NT) PS Oops! Scratch this - forgot about Nov 2. Regards
by Mosonnow / October 13, 2004 12:48 AM PDT
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