post Monkey Embryos Cloned

Source: Monkey embryos cloned, scientists say

Humanity is one step closer to human cloning. Recently, some researches in that state of Oregon claim to have successfully cloned monkey embryos and extracted stem cells. This is supposed to pave the way for the procedure to be done in humans.

This still does not make the controversy go away. The debate has raged for years about whether or not it is ethical and moral to obtain stem cells from embryos. When stem cells are harvested from embryos, the embryo does not survive.

The situation would all go away we just started using adult stem cells. There is no controversy in this area because… well the human is destroyed in the process. And neither are embryos. The problem is that we, as a society, have put so much money into embryonic stem cell research. It isn’t cheap to suddenly switch over to harvest adult stem cells.

Well I think we should just deal with it. Let’s just assume the burden of the cost. The potential benefit to humanity is worth the money.

And where will this money come from? How about all that money Uncle Sam is putting to fight a war in Iraq that we probably should never have started? One article at says that estimates of the total cost of this war could be up to $1 trillion US Dollars. One trillion dollars!!! That’s $1,000,000,000,000.

Maybe I should go into politics and run for office, huh?