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To: AustinBill

Of course you are right! To be technically accurate I, and they, should have used the term “autologous”. However, the battle of the day is to expose the evil, and therefore worthlessness, of pursuing “embryonic” stem cell use. My use the term “adult” was intended to serve that purpose — to make that distinction between the two. As soon as the baby-vs-adult battle is won, I’ll make an effort to keep my adjectives accurate. Thanks!


20 posted on 06/04/2009 10:14:29 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real
Engaging the debate as "embryonic" vs. "adult" misses the whole point. Someone who has no respect for moral values is delighted to see the opposition painted into the corner of making "primitive" moral arguments vs. their "enlightened" scientific views. You just can't win that argument. As a wise theology professor of mine once observed, you cannot reason a man out of a position he has not reasoned himself into.

Turn the tables and recast the debate as "Helping your body heal itself" (the natural way) vs. "Injecting foreign tissues into your body" (the artificial way) and see how things change. Support for autologous stem cells means rejecting embryonic research in a way that plays to the organic "all natural" mindset.

Sometimes a bit of forensic ju-jitsu is called for in the public square.

21 posted on 06/04/2009 10:41:03 AM PDT by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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