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Thread: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    I don't think stem cell research will have much affect on the human population lol.
    The very purpose of stem cell research is to tell nature that it's wrong, which is the height of arrogance and stupidity born of emotion.
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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    The very purpose of stem cell research is to tell nature that it's wrong, which is the height of arrogance and stupidity born of emotion.
    I think third world countries will have more of an impact on population growth than stem cell research. In many advanced countries, population growth is either stagnant or in decline.

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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I was specifically talking about online forums for parents of dwarf children. Since most of the children in question are infants at that stage, clearly I'm only talking about the reactions of the parents. But you'd know that if you read things in context, or... I don't know, just asked?
    Not initially you weren't. You were responding in total with my post.

    Seriously, there are plenty where just trying to fix the problem will be met with cries of "I love my special (fill in the blank)". You ought to have seen some of it yourself, being a dwarf, certainly if you go to any forums dealing in dwarf children, you get tons of parents who would smack you with a bat if you suggested wiping out dwarfism.
    You defined these matters as "problems," firstly. Secondly, you posited those seeking the cure as being completely benevolent in contradistinction to those that stand opposed. Lastly, you were being sarcastic and critical of those that do love their children for as they are.

    However, what I was talking about was a lot of parents of dwarf children are so fascinated with the fact that their children are unique, they act like dwarfism is fantastic and they'd advocate it to anyone. I think a lot of it is the emotional attachment they have to their children and as such, they cannot imagine their children being any different than they are and thus, they convince themselves that dwarfism is preferable to non-dwarfism. It's really not a rational way of viewing the world.
    More sarcasm and criticism of those that do prefer their children as who they are (and also inclination of those who have a disability).

    Next, in response to me, you moved immediately to parents. First, what's wrong with them accepting/loving who their children are and upset when people say it ought not exist? Second, do you honestly think the criticism you had is limited to parents? You indicted those that prefer themselves as they are on two occasions.
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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    The very purpose of stem cell research is to tell nature that it's wrong, which is the height of arrogance and stupidity born of emotion.
    Sometimes, nature is wrong.

    Is correcting a cleft palate also the "height of arrogance and stupidity born of emotion"?
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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    This is essentially not a hypothetical. Embryonic stem cell research is not necessary.

    There are no legal / moral issues with doing experimentation on donated adult cells. So one has little basis to oppose its legality.

    The concern - which this averts - comes from taking the cells of those who do not and cannot give consent, or worse, creating human beings just for scientific experimentation.
    The theory is that embryonic stem cells have much greater potential than adult stem cells, because embryonic stem cells are able to differentiate into any type of cell in the body where as adult stem cells do not have this ability.

    There are very rigid limitations to how embryonic stem cells are obtained and used. Most of the embryonic stem cells have from "extra" embryos during in vitro fertilization. The extra embryos, which would otherwise be destroyed, are used for embryonic stem cell research.

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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    The very purpose of stem cell research is to tell nature that it's wrong, which is the height of arrogance and stupidity born of emotion.
    Actually the very purpose of stem cell research is to take what didn't go according to plan and fix it. Or to replace an old part with a new part.
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    Re: Stem Cell Research: For or Against?

    I'm all for it.

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