Friday, July 10, 2009

GE & Lightbulbs

General Electric has entered the embryonic stem-cell frenzy with the announcement, it will use embryonic stem-cells, provided by the Geron Corporation, for the purpose of testing toxic effects of drug treatments.

GE's statement, "We conduct our research in an ethically and responsible manner. Really? I thought embryonic stem-cell research involved killing? GE responds to that by saying, "We acknowledge the considerable debate, and take very seriously, the ethical and societal issues associated with research, using stem cells derived from embryonic or fetal tissue."

Geron Corporation indicates, that in this case, it believes the ends justifies the means. I liken Hitler's lamp shades made out of Jewish skins, obtained after they were exterminated in a camp. Ethical? I don't think so. Unless we want to change society from the rule of law to the rule of lawlessness.

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