Here's the thing...
See? We can eliminate the need for human embryos in stem cell research. Banning such research means we'll continue using human embryos. Don't you want to save the children?!?!?We can already inject DNA into the nucleus of a cow egg and zap it with electricity, thus reprogramming that egg to be human. And we can even get that egg to start dividing as if it were an embryo, creating a bunch of human stem cells. Beyond that, we just aren’t sure. Will these embryos create viable stem cells to treat all those nasty human diseases? Or will they just be duds that act too much like cow cells to be usable by humans? If there’s even a small chance that the former will come to pass, it’s worth investigating – and we’ll have solved the human stem cell shortage problem. --Animal-human hybrid clones
You see, slapping a New and Improved! name on an existing thing/place/geographical area doesn't really change anything about that existing thing/place/geographical area. Whatever animal health businesses in that area today were also there last week - before the "Animal Corridor" designation was plastered over them - doing business as they've always done. Whatever presumed "tourism" that might occur because the region has a fancy new title (pasted on top of NO CHANGES/IMPROVEMENTS WHATSOEVER) will surely not make or break these businesses.
Be serious, dude. How many people who never had any interest in going to Kansas City are suddenly going to make vacation plans because the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor title is SO incredibly intriguing?
You know, I remember when they changed the name of Candlestick Park in 1995. The park didn't change. The location didn't change. The crappy weather didn't change. And nobody called it 3Com Park. Or San Francisco Stadium at Candlestick Point. Or Monster Park. The Giants never stopped calling the stadium Candlestick Park in their media guides. It was and always will be Candlestick Park, no matter how many names they give it. The city/county even had to change the freeway signs back to read "Candlestick Park" because those other lame names just got people hopelessly lost. The bottom line is, the fancy new names changed nothing and did nothing to improve tourism. Essentially, the whole name change thing was a flop.
I'm sorry, but I believe spending congressional time discussing nifty new business-related monikers (that will never be used except by total dinks) for geographical regions is a complete waste of my tax dollars. Obviously, you think such things are just great.
God help us.
Last edited by Glinda; 09-19-09 at 12:11 PM.
Also you can have relations with a married person and not commit an affair. The married person would be committing the affair but you being single would not. The point is certain words have specific definitions.
This line is nothing but a fallacy as your argument has nothing at all to do with mine.
My argument is based on tangible economics, it can be proven. Your is based on an appeal to authority that has little to no bearing to my argument at all.
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Last edited by Black Dog; 09-19-09 at 04:10 PM.
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My opinion is right and yours is wrong tactic, eh?
Sorry friend, but you don't get to decide what is/is not a "good enough reason" to base my opinions upon.
Similarly, SF's Pac Bell Park which opened in 2000 – and was renamed SBC Park in 2003, then re-renamed AT&T Park in 2006 – is still known by everyone in the region as Pac Bell Park. And those name changes also did NOT bring "tangible economic" increases to the SF Bay Area in any way, shape, or form.
That being said, I've already stated that it's entirely possible the sparkly new Kansas City Animal Health Corridor designation will bring notoriety and prosperity to the region beyond anyone's imagining, but I have serious doubts.
Clearly, you do not. *shrug*
Nevertheless, I consider the energy spent by congress on the matter a waste of time. Almost as much a waste of time as this having loopy discussion with you. Good day!
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