Sound Science vs. Moral Values

Okay, let me get this straight. If I’m reading President Obama’s quote correctly, the only good science is immoral science. Below is a excerpt from a Yahoo News blurb about the president’s reversal of former President Bush’s ban on embryonic stem cell research. His claim, is that a moral choice is a false choice when it comes to science.

In essence, what he is saying is that we must abandon our morals for the sake of scientific advancement. Therefore, we haven’t merely a right, but an obligation to dig into tiny babies’ brains and harvest the cells we want in order to fiddle around with them in some laboratory. Never mind the fact that adult stem cell research has shown definitive potential in curing many ailments and afflictions in the human body. Never mind that after all the years already given to treating children like science fiction crops not a bit of advancement has been made toward curing anything but the empty space in someone’s pocket. Never mind that our God, our Creator, has forbidden such actions. He made it so clear, in fact, that he wrote it in stone.

Or isn’t that sound science either, Mr. Obama?

WASHINGTON – From tiny embryonic cells to the large-scale physics of global warming, President Barack Obama urged researchers on Monday to follow science and not ideology as he abolished contentious Bush-era restraints on stem-cell research. “Our government has forced what I believe is a false choice between sound science and moral values,” Obama declared as he signed documents changing U.S. science policy and removing what some researchers have said were shackles on their work.

“It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda — and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology,” Obama said.

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