stem cell research
Just wanted to know how you all felt about stem cell research. That guy in the white house didn't want to throw in a few extra dollars to support what is probably the largest advance in the medical field ever, while spending billions of dollars over seas.
What stem cell research strives to achieve is the cultivating and nuturing of stem cells, the basic cell of the body, enabling it to be reproduced to other specific part of the body. The implications are obvious, limbs and organs could be grown from scratch in a lab, then used in transplants or to cure illnesses. By providing the raw material for virtually every kind of human tissue, new treatments for a wide range of human diseases including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and Parkinson's disease can now be developed.
And did you know that there is a medical black market? Yes, doctors may buy, knowingly or not, organs taken from people against their will. Say, a homeless man gets severly injured by a truck, the hospital knows he don't have any money to pay for the bills, so instead of wasting their time, put him to sleep and take out his good organs. I don't know if this happens often, or happens in the US, but is certainly does happen. Now if we could just grow organs, this wouldn't happen.
To all you religous and ethical folks so strongly against it, I say **** you because you know if your life was on the line, you wouldn't think twice. And if an experiement does fail, its not like the whole cow died, just a couple cells. People will say, "ohh... Youre evil, youre playing God, its not ethical". Get real folks, you'd probably be dead if it werent for all the medications you took, and lets see, God didn't give you your vaccinations did he?
I have a dream that by the time I am old, there will be creatures, custom tailored in labratories to suit the owner. Scientists can put together various parts, and Frankenstien an animal any way desirable. Possibly make almost human-intelligent animals that are more durable and stronger to withstand the rigors of doing tasks to dangerous for humans, like space travel.
sorry i'll stop now, this is a rather lenghty post.
Last edited by C.Thep; 07-24-2006 at 05:30 PM.