A Taxing Discussion
Since yesterday I’ve been embroiled in a lively debate about whether or not it’s a violation of the tax code for the Catholic Church to remind its members that to vote for a candidate who supports abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, cloning and/or same-sex marriage – each a non-negotiable moral principle of the Church – is a sin. Just such a publication has been | Read More »
Just the Science?
Crossposted from the Science in Society blog: Last week, the Obama administration rolled back restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research on newly created embryos. When he was in the Senate, Obama said the following: “…the promise that stem cells hold does not come from any particular ideology; it is the judgment of science, and we deserve a president who will put that | Read More »
The LA Times Answers Stem Cells FAQs with Frequently Stated Misconceptions
The Los Angeles Times does a genuine disservice to its readers in its analysis of President Barack Obama’s decision to dramatically expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The analysis purports to answer frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding stem cells in general and the controversy over embryonic stem cells. But what the Times produces instead is not a list of answers, but a recitation | Read More »
The Politics and Science of Healthcare. Yet Again Hoping Obama Fails.
I’m having some trouble roping around all this stem cell and healthcare nonsense from Barry the Black Jesus. Obama says, “Our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values.” “It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda — and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not | Read More »
Proposal 2 is bad news. Vote No. (Michigan)
A lot of hype and claims are being made about Proposal 2. I was leaning against when I saw the ballot language, and I’m staunchly against this now after I real the actual language. You’ll find a lot of sites and reasons, scientific and otherwise attacking this proposal, but I’m going to stick with something I’m more familiar with. Language. Here is the ballot summary | Read More »
Scariest Headline I’ve Seen in a Long Time
Well, this sure grabs your attention: Gamecocks won’t press charges following fight. Now Mike is cloning himself. Just great. TGIF….