Re: Senate's Only Doctor Backs Stem Cell Research

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 00:31:21 MDT

On Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:18 PM Mike Lorrey wrote:
> 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
> life'....

That clears it up for me.:)

Actually, I'd prefer the government got out of all research and just turned
the money back over to the taxpayers it took it from and let them do with it
as they will. I, for one, would certainly be even more charitable if I had
more to be charitable with...

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

I gotta get me one of dem!:)

Daniel Ust
    See me singlehanded defeat pancritical rationalism in a single article

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