I’ve already gone on record that no one considered that any of us would notice or care that the so-called ethical embryonic stem cell technique was most certainly not ethical. Wesley Smith, in an op-ed for the Center for Bioethics and Culture, suggests that the post-modern media wants us to remember that the only reason anyone cares about the ethics of stem cell research is because of President Bush’s (right wing religious) prolife policies.
I keep remembering the voice of the Great Oz as he tried to maintain the illusion that he wanted Dorothy to believe. “Do not look behind the curtain.” Real scientists and ethicists aren’t fooled so easily. They insist on looking at facts and intentions. Even those who aren’t (right wing religious) prolife won’t stand for smoke and mirrors.