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I am so very glad that ban was lifted, now science can move ahead to finding cures for diseases.
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Why Embryonic Stem Cells? Why not Adult Stem Cells then everybody wins.
    
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I think this is a bad idea. Stem cells are bad and unethical. I don't want people who have serious injuries to be relived of their suffering. Suffering should be endured. Those closest should bear the burden of suffering as well. Stem cell scientists are immoral and cause more harm than good.

That's what I would say if I was an activist against stem cells.

Actually, I'm all for it!!! About that German kid: GOOD NEWS and I wish him all the best!
You really have no understanding of the ethics behind the stem cell debate.

Embryonic stem cells are unethical. There is a whole other realm of stem cell research that has resulted in big breakthroughs using stem cells that don't come from embryos, such as Umbilical cord and bone marrow stem cells.
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You really have no understanding of the ethics behind the stem cell debate.

Embryonic stem cells are unethical. There is a whole other realm of stem cell research that has resulted in big breakthroughs using stem cells that don't come from embryos, such as Umbilical cord and bone marrow stem cells.
Then why do they want Embryonic?

Obviously it has to be better in some way.
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Then why do they want Embryonic?

Obviously it has to be better in some way.
I'm sure you could do great things with embryonic stem cells, we should just give them all to you.

Besides its not about the research, its about the moral dilemma of destroying an embryo. Weather you call it human or not it IS alive and in order to get the stem cells you are killing something .
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Besides its not about the research, its about the moral dilemma of destroying an embryo. Weather you call it human or not it IS alive and in order to get the stem cells you are killing something .
You kill more than 60,000,000 things ever time you watch porn.
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You kill more than 60,000,000 things ever time you watch porn.
That's clearly not the same thing, an embryo is something that is already growing and consuming and which will eventually become a person. The end result of unused sperm is destruction anyways because it is the body takes it back in when they take their natural course.
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that's clearly not the same thing, an embryo is something that is already growing and consuming and which will eventually become a person. The end result of unused sperm is destruction anyways because it is the body takes it back in when they take their natural course.
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That's clearly not the same thing, an embryo is something that is already growing and consuming and which will eventually become a person. The end result of unused sperm is destruction anyways because it is the body takes it back in when they take their natural course.
A sperm is also something that will eventually become a person.

The fact that it's growing has no effect over the morality of its destruction, since it is equally conscious (none at all).

Killing non-conscious things is not immoral. They do not lose anything out of going out of existence.

Trees are alive, plants, even fruit and vegetables.

It's all the same thing.
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That's clearly not the same thing, an embryo is something that is already growing and consuming and which will eventually become a person. The end result of unused sperm is destruction anyways because it is the body takes it back in when they take their natural course.
Exactly, I'm not saying I'm against the research with stem cells but I'd really prefer if they used other kinds of stem cells if possible, a lot of you guys seem to have absolutely no problem with killing what is essentially a human being, if you begin to disregard the value of life like that it can only lead to worse thing, like using full grown humans for research or for their cells.
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