Sunday, November 30, 2008

Stem Cells

Once in a while, I like to take a break from discussing creepy people and basketball players that look like aliens and talk about things that have a little more relevance. That said, I'm very happy Michigan voters lifted the ban on embryonic stem cell research this month.

Now, I certainly lean to the left on most issues, but I can generally come up with an excuse for why people are conservative on certain things. But not with stem cells. If you're against stem cell research, then get off my planet. You're either really dumb, a minion of Satan or good ol' boy larva.

It's quite simple--we have an opportunity to cure so many horrible diseases, but instead, we literally throw it in the garbage. The fact that this has been an issue for so long and that it's still banned in most states is an abomination. This kind of mindset puts us in danger of falling back into the Dark Ages:

Oh, you have strep throat? Don't use antibiotics--that's black magic and witchcraft. Just go to the barber and let him drain your blood.

Follow that path and the next thing you know, the entire human race is going to be subjected to eating Applebee's and watching Full House reruns.

Heh, speaking of Full House, am I the only one who thinks it's hysterical that Uncle Joey used to hook up with Alanis Morissette? I'm just trying to wrap my head around picturing him as the subject of "You Oughta Know" and the part about going down on him in a theatre. Anyway, I'm digressing--stem cells good, Applebee's bad.


Anonymous said...

Stem cell research was alreay legal in MI. Prop 2 just made it publically funded instead of privately.

Big Ernie McCracken said...

Nice. Well hopefully other states will start to take notice.