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Brave New Pedagogues
Campus Report ^ | February 11, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline

Posted on 02/11/2009 11:44:13 AM PST by bs9021

Brave New Pedagogues

by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 11, 2009

Academics pride themselves on dreaming up the cutting edge ideas that govern us. That might not be a good thing.

They frequently do so without any grave concern about the evidence behind their theories or any regard for the ethical problems inherent in adopting them. Thus, the Ivory Tower is a bastion of support for embryonic stem cell research even though thus far, it has been an abysmal failure and interfering with the creative process of birth is something that you will have to explain to the creator someday.

“Stanford researchers have verified that embryonic stem cells transplanted into mice are resoundingly rejected by the immune system and destroyed,” Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council reported last August. “In contrast, adult stem cells from menstrual blood showed the potential to treat peripheral artery disease and prevent limb amputation.”

“An international research group led by Dr. Michael Murphy, Indiana University School of Medicine, restored blood circulation and limb function in mice treated with these cells, which could potentially be used as an off-the-shelf treatment for damaged or diseased limbs.” Perkins serves as executive director of the FRC.

“Today, Harvard researchers report that they can produce insulin-secreting cells directly from other pancreatic cells in mice, improving diabetes symptoms,” Perkins reported on August 29, 2008. “And in case you missed it, Maarten van der Weijden won the open-water race Olympic gold medal.”

“His life was saved years ago by an adult stem cell transplant for leukemia, one of thousands of lives saved by adult stem cells.” Don’t count on many academics to acknowledge any of the above....

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreportonline.net ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Reference; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: bioethics; faith; opinion; stemcellresearch

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Brave New Pedagogues

Pedagogy is against the law in every state...

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