By Wesley J. Smith Here we go again! Now that human cloning has been done with adult cells, the pro-cloning crowd pushes it using junk biology–just as they did in years past. First at bat: The Washington Post in an editorial. It acknowledges that embryonic stem cell research is controversial because it destroys embryos. …Continue reading "Post’s Junk Biology Pushes Human Cloning"
By Wesley J. Smith The embryonic stem cell and human cloning research debates are not “science” arguments, but rather, disputes over proper ethics in the pursuit of science. Supporters of ESCR think it isn’t wrong to destroy embryos for use in research. Opponents disagree and also suggest that it would be great if ways were …Continue reading "Not Wrong to Fund Research Based on Ethics"
By Wesley J. Smith Consider this an addendum to my Weekly Standard piece on media bias in reporting the collapse of Geron’s embryonic stem cell project that came out on Saturday. The LA Times finally got around to reporting the Geron collapse. Apparently, it had to figure out how to circle the wagons around embryonic …Continue reading "LA Times Circles the Wagons on ESCR"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. We’ve written twice about a very important ruling by the European Union’s highest court that scientists can’t patent stem cells if they are obtained by destroying human embryos. As is often the case, Wesley Smith adds additional important insights, some of which we share here from a column that …Continue reading "A European Victory for Ethical Stem Cell Research"