Stem Cell Advances *Still* Not Good Enough?
“Advanced Cell Technology, an Alameda biotech company, disclosed Wednesday in the journal Nature that it has developed a way to grow stem-cell lines from a single cell extracted from a human embryo.”
``This is an important breakthrough,’’ if other scientists confirm the method works without harming embryos, said Arnold Kriegstein, who directs the Institute for Regeneration Medicine at the University of California-San Francisco.
White House officials released a statement in response to Advanced Cell Technology’s announcement that said,
It is encouraging to see scientists making serious efforts to move away from research that involves the destruction of embryos.'' But it added,Any use of human embryos for research purposes raises serious ethical concerns. This technique does not resolve all those concerns.’’
Puh-lease … yes it DOES resolve them, and more. Particularly since a zygote is NOT a human, in the first place; despite superstitious tribal native “beliefs.” This entire business of “beliefs” overriding EMPIRICAL OBSERVATIONS has got to come to an end, soon. Sure, you can have your beliefs all that you like, but you man not trample upon physical observations and measurements of REALITY.