Saturday, July 22, 2006

Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Politicized Non-Science

Also via Betsy's Page (so many smart, well-read people on the net, that I don't have to be everywhere all the time--they do it for me!) this link to an Michael Fumento's Opinion at the Washington Times:

Sometimes it prints easily falsifiable studies, such as this, attacking the usefulness of ASCs. Other times it falsely promotes ESCs. That culminated in January when the journal had to retract two groundbreaking ESC studies that proved frauds.
The journal wants to flood unpromising ESC research with taxpayer dollars because private investors know how unpromising it is. Yet again Science has showcased the scientific and moral bankruptcy of the entire ESC advocacy movement.
I have written over and over about ESC alternatives. The Embronic Stem Cell movement is a red herring. The press loves to frame the President as a narrow-minded rube, but the fact is, he is sparing tax payer dollars. He knows that the science with potential (adult stem cells, chord and placental stem cells) is being funded privately.

The ESC debate is political not scientific.

1 comment:

Chalmers said...

I am glad that W is suddenly fiscally conservative. Only took 5 1/2 years! I sure hope this is a trend.