Article 7 - thought and time. For example, using people as...

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Chris Capitolo 5/10/06 SSFT 212 Article 7 “Down in Flames” Sara Beardsley This article, published in March 06 in Scientific American, tells of a Korean scientist who had just been caught faking scientific information in the field of embryonic stem cell (ESC) research. For many, Beardsley claims, this shakes their confidence in ESC experimentation and makes many question whether or not it really is moral. Why are people so hesitant to go along with this new scientific advance and looking hard for the moral “lines”? I think there is a moral line that we as Christians as well as humans ought not to cross when it comes to what to fiddle with and what not to fiddle with in our research. However, I believe that we can find out just where this line is with enough
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Unformatted text preview: thought and time. For example, using people as human Petri dishes in which to run all sorts of experiments is, I believe, an immoral thing to do. Does ESC research cross that line? That depends on what your view of a human is. Does a persons life begin at conception or birth? One must make this distinction before he goes on with his ESC defense. Personally, I believe life starts at conception, so harvesting ESCs, parents will or not, is immoral. If scientists have a gut-feeling that they shouldnt be researching ESCs, then they should probably listen to it. It seems to be the most honest source of opinion around today....
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