Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Demotivational Poster: Stem Cell Research
Don’t you hate it when people argue for “stem cell research” when they really mean “embryonic stem cell research”? Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing “we need stem cell research to find cures for diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer's disease”?
These are all unfair arguments. Nobody is against finding cures for life-threatening diseases. Nobody is even against stem cell research. What people are against is embryonic stem cell research. Aside from using human embryos, which many people find immoral, embryonic stem cells tend to be less effective than other forms of stem cells. People who are against embryonic stem cells tend to support other forms of stem cells including adult, placental, amniotic, umbilical, or induced pluripotent.
So the next time someone asks you if you’re for or against stem cell research, ask them if they could be more specific.
For more information about stem cells, check out these articles:
Why Embryonic Stem Cells Are Obsolete
Stem Cells: One Year Later
Non-Embryonic Stem Cells Continue To Show Promise
Embryonic Stem Cell Research (ESCR) Basics