February 17, 2006

Gazzaniga On Bush on Stem Cells

Andy Rosenthal shared this ironically titled article, "all clones are not the same," from the Times, in which "Michael Gazzaniga, a member of the U.S. President's Council on Bioethics, writes that President George W. Bush's stand against stem cell research could delay medical relief not only for this generation but for the next as well. He says the impact of Bush's 'intervention with science has been severe' by forcing scientists to search for alternative funding and causing 'political games' that lead scientists to pursue 'costly and strange alternative ideas.'"

Ironic title, of course, because only after Kass was purged from the leadership of the President's Council on Bioethics would any member of that group ever dare make such as profound statement of opposition to the President or to the High Council Chair. Already a good sign that having a conservative academic of great integrity chair the Council is making a difference!

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