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Stem cell politics yet again

TNR’s Noam Scheiber agrees with me. Well, sort of. A taste:

[U]nderlying the stem-cell issue is a deeper debate about the way science is changing our lives. On one side of this debate are those who believe biotechnology is mostly a force for good, and that reining it in is basically reactionary. On the other side are those more troubled by the moral and ethical questions raised by advances in biotechnology. The problem for Democrats is that the American public splits a lot more evenly on these questions than it does on the narrower question of whether to extract stem cells from discarded embryos.

While he doesn’t delve too deeply into this confusion, he does call attention to this very interesting survey.

O.K., Lawler, what do you think?

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