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  •  Who is "us people"? (0+ / 1-)
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    The reality-based community? Sorry to piss you off yet again, as I suspect I have just done, but I have to disagree with you.

    Yeah, this is more than dollars and cents we're dealing with all right. It's billions of dollars we're dealing with, and as far as I can tell it's being wasted.

    My grandfather died of heart disease. (I think that counts as one of those debilitatin diseases.) In one study, subjects with dead heart tissue due to heart attacks were partially healed using the patients' own stem cells.

    Meanwhile, I haven't heard about any study that has shown that embryonic stem cells could do the same thing.

    Sure adult stem cells are limited. But recent research suggests they are more plastic (changeable) than was previously thought. A bone marrow stem cell was induced to become a nerve cell in one study I read about. That's some pretty far-reaching limits.

    You can conduct all the embryonic research you want, but I think I'll take my chances with the adult stem cells.

    tobyMac attack!

    •  How about this (0+ / 0-)

      I'm done arguing with you, but how about this for a proposition: I'll pay taxes to fund embryonic stem-cell research, and if any cures are found, you don't use them?  OK?


      •  You blinked (0+ / 1-)
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        That might be an acceptable compromise, provided that I also donate to adult stem-cell research, and you don't use any cures from there. We'll see who gets better in short order.

        Nighty night, don't let the wingnuts bite!

        tobyMac attack!

        •  What are you, four years old? (0+ / 0-)

          Also, if you scroll just a few comments up, you'll notice I'm in full support of adult stem cells.  You're as dumb as a rock.  Here's a troll rate for you to sleep on.

          •  Hooray for insomnia! (0+ / 1-)
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            And here I thought you were actually going to follow up. Heh, silly me.

            Ah well, guess I'll just have to let you use the adult stem cell cures, since you support them and all. Or say that they're "good," anyway. Wow, what a ringing endorsement.

            BTW, retaliatory troll-rating is Not Allowed. Sorry, but them's the rules.

            tobyMac attack!

            •  Haha (0+ / 0-)

              last check, trolls themselves weren't allowed, so shove off.

              How about you sent me an email - mine is in my profile - and I'll be glad to send you study after study of promising stem-cell research.  Ball's in your court.  Or, as you suggest, you can just "Google" it.

              Now, I have WORK to go to.  I'll expect an email when pre-school lets out later this afternoon.

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