A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Monday, February 05, 2007

Support James Sherley

Embryonic Stem Cell Research is evil and immoral because it uses the stem cells of murdered babies.

Reuters: MIT prof begins hunger strike over tenure---

BOSTON (Reuters) - A black professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology began a hunger strike on Monday, refusing to eat unless the university reverses its decision to deny him tenure.
Usually, one would think the professor must be some wacko Lib, but that's not the case:

James Sherley, a biological engineer whose opposition to embryonic stem cell research has been controversial among his peers, charges he has been denied the same freedom to challenge scientific orthodoxy afforded his white colleagues.
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Sherley, who has vowed to stand in protest outside the president and provost office for three hours each morning, says he believes the research is immoral because it requires the destruction of days-old embryos. He works only with adult stem cells.
Good man.

I don't believe this is really about race, but about an un-liberal opinion put forth by the professor.

Of course, al-Reuters likes to push Liberal opinions:

Stem cell research has raised hope among many scientists -- including many of Sherley's peers -- for cures for ailments such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injuries.
Yes, Stem cell research HAS raised hopes---ADULT STEM CELL RESEARCH, that is. Notice how al-Reuters doesn't use the type (Adult or Embryonic), but rather vaguely mentions just plain old stem cell research. Embryonic stem cell research has not provided a single cure or really amounted to much of anything---other than the exploitation of poor, aborted murdered babies and the unwanted babies left over from In-Vitro "Playing God" experiments.

More research from Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics: The "Political Science" of Stem Cells

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