Since the iPS cell has been proven to hold as much pluripotent potential as the human embryonic stem cell, will this scientific breakthrough solve the ethical debate regarding experimentation on human embryos?
I doubt it. The scientific community wants full broad range to research on human embryos for many reasons that if fully disclosed, would make the public shudder.
But this iPS stuff is trouble, even for Dr. Evil.
You see, the iPS discovery has put the human embryonic researchers in a tizzy…another ethical tizzy when trying to convince the public about the justification to continue to research and destroy human embryos.
Scientific propaganda machine start your engines….AND THEY’RE OFF!
The new propaganda slogan is out and running…stating that human embryonic stem cells are still needed because they serve as the “golden standard”.
Golden standard for what?
Excuse me. Once the embryonic stem cell is placed in a petri dish apart from its 50 to 100 other embryo brother or sister cells, it no longer is a golden standard for anything.
It is a new in vitro entity, alone, trying to figure out what to do and what to become… in a new unfamiliar environment with no motherly direction. It is at the mercy of the scientist’s discretion and his artificial treatments…chemical, genetic, hot, cold. Most of the time, at this point, the human embryonic stem cell is just struggling to stay alive ....floating or attached to a petri dish.
The embryonic stem cell removed from the embryo… ain’t anybody's golden standard.
Any scientist with any brains and an ounce of integrity will admit that the golden standard for a stem cell clinical therapy will be the target adult differentiated cell, not the embryonic stem cell. For example, if you are going to cure a heart ailment with stem cell technology, the “golden standard” is the adult cardiocyte, not the undifferentiated embryonic stem cell.
The scientific propaganda machine continues to run with full engines in gear. They will use every false- justification imagined in order to convince the public that scientists must continue to work on human embryos despite good alternative technologies such as iPS and adult stem cells.
The scientific propaganda machine convinced the public to use human embryos to find all those promised miracle cures that have not been delivered. They will continue to find some poor reason to blind the public again to continue their sly endeavors to manipulate and manhandle human dignity…oh… I meant, the human embryo...all in the name of science.