Obama Lifts Stem Cell Research Ban

Yesterday, President Barack Obama lifted the federal ban on stem cell research and it’s federal funding. Obama vowed to “restore scientific integrity to government decision making.” And also to ensure that “scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda.”

Obama later said that it is Presidential purpose to ensure that “scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda.” But these statements clearly negate each other because it is impossible for government to make scientific decisions without political agendas.

Tabling the ethics of human embryo research for the moment, the only ethical way for any scientific decisions to be made is by the market. The market is unbiased and efficient. The market can determine the worthiness of the research and if it considers it worthy the market can produce it better. Through the market the only people who want stem cell research and do not care about any human embryo ethical questions pay. While people like myself do not.

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