The Wonders and Marvels of Science

Friends,

I just happened upon this happy story from the UK: Bishops Urge U.K. Lawmakers to Reject Human-Animal Embryos

Last week, the U.K. Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) decided to allow scientists to create hybrid embryos – a move described by Scotland’s Catholic bishops as a “horrific prospect.”

Despite ethical concerns, the fertility clinic regulator agreed that the decision could lead to developments in therapy for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Well, as I have always said: The ends justifies the means (well, I didn’t really say that, but I heard it somewhere). I have to say that science never fails to amaze me with their prowess. I remember hearing a line in that amazing movie Jurassic Park where one of the characters says something like, ‘Just because you have the power to do something doesn’t mean you should’ (or something like that).

This is simply outrageous.

The Catholic Church in Scotland, however, said that a “moral boundary is being crossed” by the proposals, which involve removing nuclei from animal eggs and replacing them with DNA from human cells.

Is there no end to the hubris of these people?

jerry

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