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Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:21 AM
Firstly.Thankyou MaraM for selecting a very interesting Topic to discuss.
Yes, I know you are against abortion, CGM, but we're not talking of aborted fetuses. Honestly.
Rather, surplus frozen embryos left over from in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures at fertility clinics that parents don't wish to use and would be tossed in the garbage otherwise. Surely this would be okay?
Yano, I agree that stem cell research can literally save millions of lives! I only hope that this research can go forward as the chance to allieviate suffering may finally be within our grasp.
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:15 PM
Now that our Governments have debated the Stem Cell issue with our top StemCell research teams,and also heard from the religious groups,who by the way could not put forward a convincing argument against Stem Cell research,I believe we are entering an exciting era in this new field.And with our Governments funding the research,I honestly believe in time it will save so many people that would otherwise die at an early age.
That's good to know, ddeerrff - thanks. Sadly though, until the governments themselves start funding this type of research it won't go ahead as quickly as we might hope. I knew some research was going on within the States too, but, if I understand correctly, so often these researchers are buffeded by people protesting on 'moral grounds'?
With the beleaquered medical systems in so many Countries, just being able to use stem cells to 'fix' a person's heart for example, rather than open heart surgery and other procedures that cost of fortune in both money and human suffering - ah, that would be magic indeed. So many diseases could possibly be only a distance memory one day - yipee!
(I know, I know - if we don't die from these diseases, the world will become "overpopulated" - gentle smile - but that's a topic for another thread ).
Edited by DSTM, 25 January 2007 - 08:29 PM.
Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:21 PM
Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:51 PM
No duh to you at all MaraM. If someone brings this over population point up,I have given my opinion in advance.
Laughing at myself because when I re-read my earlier posting, realized it sounds like I thought it would cause world over-population - grin! In reality, I feel much the same way you do DSTM and should have said that could possibly be one of the arguments that others may feel valid.
Sorry about not being clear - another duh to me
Posted 26 January 2007 - 05:18 PM
Posted 28 January 2007 - 08:54 AM
I am not against stem cell research, except when it uses unborn children (a.k.a. embryonic stem cell research) to get the stem cells. Most of the successes in stem cell research are from stem cells that are from adults. Now it has bee discovered that stem cells can be harvested from amniotic fluid and placentas. Why destroy human life to get the stem cells when it is not needed?
Stem cell research. I'm totally in favour of it. As has been pointed out already, it would save millions of lives in the future.
Now, let me just bring up the issue of God before someone uses that as a reason NOT to pursue research; If God exists, he created us and everything around us. He also created the laws by which everything functions. He further, gave us intelligence and curiosity to explore, study and understand his creations.
Stem cell research is not "playing God"; it is learning to how to use God's tools and rules. What matters is the use to which we put our research.
As a general rule, I believe that someone, somewhere will research anything that may have value. No ban will stop research. Therefore, we should pursue ALL research and then monitor and control the results.
Prohibition did not stop people drinking. It merely handed the power to unscupulous people. Same with any sort of ban. It merely gives the advantage to those prepared to take a risk.
Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:00 AM
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