Saturday, May 21, 2005

American Science Vs. American Stupidity

I wonder which of the combatants listed in this post's title will win. The recent Korean success is cloning stem cells makes me wonder if the Right's assault on science in America will make Americans less healthy and living shorter lives than in other nations where science is more respected and scientific advances to promote human life are well-funded and their finding implemented. I would like to think that the United States could stay ahead of South Korea when it comes to science and health, but at this point I don't think we will. Researchers already predict that our life spans will decline because of obesity. Will they also decline because we don't care about prolonging someone's life unless they can serve as a stand-in for a fetus, i.e. Terry Schiavo? I have to think this is possible.

The Right talks about a culture of life, but really I think they believe in a culture of death with their focus on military service and half-thought out actions in the Middle East, their obsession with the Apocalypse and the smiting of all not like themselves, their lack of concern over social programs that help make life worth living for millions in America and billions around the world, and their anti-science stance.

They believe in a culture of death. We believe in a culture of life. We should not doubt this for a second.