Re: Senate's Only Doctor Backs Stem Cell Research

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Jul 19 2001 - 18:18:02 MDT

Note an article in todays paper that Sen. Gordon Smith, of Oregon,
consulted THE BIBLE, and found that a strict fundamentalist reading of
Genesis permits stem cell research (I can't believe more people aren't
laughing at the idea of a senator consulting the bible for legal
research...), where he equates stem cells with the 'dust' from which God
formed man, and only after they formed a man was the 'breath of life'
breathed into man by God. This clearly, according to Smith, shows that
there is a two step process in the formation of living beings, and stem
cells fall on the other side of the threshold of the 'breath of

You gotta love how the Bible can rationalize any position if only one
looks for the right passage with the right interpretation....

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> The campaign for federal funding of human embryo cell research gained new
> political momentum yesterday with an announcement by Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.)
> that he would back the use of taxpayer dollars in the controversial but
> promising field.
> Stay hungry,
> --J. R.
> Useless hypotheses, etc.:
> consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
> analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, CYC, and ELIZA
> Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
> but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
> (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
> We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
> regressive force now operating in society.

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