Friday, February 1, 2008

Pope is still a tool: "some science shatters human dignity"

He said this included total respect for the human being as a person "from conception until natural death," and respect for the natural transmission of life through sexual intercourse.

Practices like freezing embryos, suppression of embryos in multiple pregnancies, embryonic stem cell research, the prospect of human cloning and artificial insemination outside the body had "shattered the barriers meant to protect human dignity," he said.

"When human beings in the weakest and most defenseless state of their existence are selected, abandoned, killed or used as pure 'biological material,' how can one deny that they are being treated not as 'someone' but as 'something,"' he said.

In other words science doesn't treat clumps of undifferentiated cells like human beings? What a tool. Lemme guess why that is. An undifferentiated clump of cells is not a human being. -- I'm guessing that's the key.

With the new breakthroughs dedifferentiating skin cells into full cells via four (now three) different viruses to reintroduce a couple genes we know that every cell in your body could be a human being as well. All the DNA is there, and it's possible to reset the cells and grow some new humans out of them. Frankly, by the popes logic, scratching my ass is worse than the holocaust.

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