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Artistic Director and Co-Founder of TURN TO FLESH PRODUCTIONS. | Author of "Nachtstürm Castle," "Niamh and the Hermit." | Playwright: "Cupid and Psyche," "Math for Actors." | Classical director and educator.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004


Cue Twilight Zone music: ThisisLondon. OK - this guy is paying for dead bodies, two of them children, one of them a year and a half old, and then using their cells to clone them, and then killing the clones. But all in the name of science, right? Yeah - nothing, including murder, is wrong if it's for the god of science. Y'know - a few authors wrote about this waaay before it was possible. Calling all SF writers - get your butt in action now: it ain't fiction any longer.


Mood: Seriously disturbed
Music: Mental "DOO-doodoodoo" You are entering another dimension...!
Thunk: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaugh! The world has gone mad!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

But can you really say that everything they're doing is bad? Cloning, stem cell research, and all? Cause in some cases, it's a big help. Like being able to clone blood and organs for people who may someday needs transplants. I just read an article by a man talking about how stem cell procedures could help his epileptic daughter. I forget the exact name of it, but the subtitle was something like, "How The President Is Killing My Daughter". I'll find it if I can; it really is something to think about, all the good these things could do.

11:49 PM  
Blogger Emily C. A. Snyder said...

Hi! (BTW: please please leave your name!)

My issue isn't with cloning or even stem cell research - it's with murder. Cloning organs would be a wonderful thing. But making cloned humans and then killing them for their organs cannot be condoned. Nothing is wrong with stem cell research. However, making babies and then killing them (like we're doing now) so that we can use their stem cells is murder, and more, is completely unnecessary. As far as my research has informed me, scientists admit that the use of adult stem cells (those taken from living adults, as well) are just as useful. Which begs the question: if a living adult can donate their stem cells to science, couldn't babies donate and be allowed to live?

The science isn't the problem. It's the ethics - or rather the lack thereof - which then hide behind the name of science that's the issue.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Miss Snyder- it's Mark Grasso. I went to Mark Shea's blog to see his comments on the war you told me about but I can't seem to find it. If you could get me a link to that entry that would be great.


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6:07 PM  
Blogger Emily C. A. Snyder said...

(Oh, honestly, this is just getting silly now...! Reposted numerous times to try to get the links to work.... Except they won't. So you'll have to copy and paste. Augh!)

Hullo Mark,

There are quite a few, but here are some of the more recent ones. Bear in mind that they're about the war as well as about the upcoming election. Enjoy!

Re: Just War Theory

Re: War & Politics

If you go back further in the archives, during the month when the news of the torture came out, he has a lot to say about that as well. Alas (or hurrah?), Mr. Shea tends to update a LOT...which means that the post that you saw three days ago has probably now been shoved into the archives.

But that's a beginning anyway! Another good site is Jimmy Akin - for apologetics and Odd Stuff In Science (TM).

Barbara Nicolosi also has
an article on the destructive nature of hate (the third one down). Today, apparently, she examined Bush's speech, in comparison to her examination of Kerry's speech a while back (look in archives). Keep in mind that Barbara is a Hollywood person by trade. It's a whole other world out there (believe me!).

For more, surf around their linked blogs. Hope that helps!

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