For the umpteenth time in this thread...I do think our fed tax dollars shouldn't be subsidizing ESCR research given the legitimate and real ethical and moral problems associated with it and given that there is substantial state-level ESCR funding as well as public and private partnership financing out there as well as substantial private dollars funding ESCR and given that there are finite fed resources that would be better directed at research that has actually resulted in nearly a hundred medical treatments (that would be adult stem cells) and given that alternatives to destroying embryoes to harvest embryonic stem cells exist.
It's not like I have not provided these reasons before...
Yea? And? Is an acorn an oak tree? Is a sperm and an egg a human? Are the molecules that will make up a sperm and an egg a human? You've setup an infinite regress yet for no logical reason you choose conception as a special point in the infinite regress. Why is that? Why is conception more important than a egg or sperm or the molecules that will make eggs and sperm and so on into infinity?[/quote]
I chose conception as what? Please address actual arguments.
Yeah, opinions are like a-holes, we all have one.great. Others do not agree based on equal if not greater reasoning.
Yeah, so lets start medical experimentation on death row inmates and defective children...Only if one chooses to ignore the fact that attempting to cure disease is a a virtuous endeavor in and of itself.
I don't disagree that conducting research to cure disease is a virtuous endeavor. The fact is, though, that you're ignoring that this virtuosity (a word?) doesn't justify any and all medical research. That much you have to acknowledge, no?
I wasn't talking about abortion.True, IFF one is to believe your view on abortion. I've yet to see why such a view is compelling.