The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 54: Guns vs Murder Rate, the Stem Cell Debate is Over, and Government Upping the Ante on the Shutdown
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. Do more guns mean more murders and suicides? A Harvard study of European countries may surprise you. Or cause you to yawn in recognition of something we’ve long understood. Is the stem cell debate — embryonic vs adult — now over with the discovery in Israel? It may just be. | Read More »
Embryonic Stem Cells From Skin
The latest breakthrough in stem cell research turns skin cells into stem cells just as useful as embryonic stem cells, without the ethical issues. Adult stem cells and induced stem cells, while still able to become many other types of cells, still had some limitations. Researchers are saying, however, that stem cells using this new method, are just like embryonic. We are getting to the | 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 »
New York Times Endorses ‘Anti-Science’ Stem Cell Position
In its review of President Obama’s expected reversal of the Bush Administration’s policy on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, the New York Times swerves into the truth, repudiating the mainstream media’s position on the Bush policy to date. The Times now says the following about the heretofore derided Bush stem cell policy: “But in August 2001, in a careful compromise, President Bush opened | Read More »
RM Exclusive: Stem Cell committee exporting Michigan jobs, hundreds of thousands of dollars
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. “It’ll bring jobs. It’ll bring jobs as dollars become available to do the research. And if intellectual properties are developed from this research, which I’m certain they will be, that will bring more jobs.” That’s the prognosis from Dr. Joe Schwarz, the one-time Congressman from Michigan’s 7th District and the current front-man for Cure Michigan, the Proposal 2 ballot | Read More »
Embryonic stem cell research obsoleted… AGAIN!
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. First scientists developed super-ultra-multi-purpose stem cells from umbilical cord and menstrual blood. Stem cells that have already created hundreds of peer reviewed cures and treatments that everyday improve the lives of countless Americans. Then researchers in Japan found a way to harvest cells from adult wisdom teeth that are all but mirror images of embryonic stem cells and | Read More »
McCain’s New Stem Cell Ad: Maverick is Back
John McCain is airing a new ad on stem cell research: Republican presidential nominee John McCain debuted a radio ad Friday designed to declare his unequivocal support for stem cell research. McCain voted in the Senate to expand federal funding for the controversial research but Democrats and advocates of the science have expressed concern that McCain’s support has wavered. Not so, according to the radio | Read More »