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Monday, September 27, 2004

On the Stem Cell Debate?!

This is one of those issues that frustrates me no end, because of the ignorance of the general public, and the manipulation of that ignorance by those with a political bone to pick.

The good Captain reprints an article from the New York Sun (Ban, what Ban?) on this issue that accurately describes what stem cells are, and what Bush's position on research is.

For me, this falls under the category of "can only be an issue with those who don't care to educate themselves". I need a better name for that category.

I don't expect to see this kind of clear information prefacing the debate from the left. Why explain an issue, when it pays to complicate it?