BY SAM FIELDS
(Sam Fields is a Fort Lauderdale lawyer and an outspoken atheist.)
You know you’re a religious nut if it takes you more than one second to answer the following moral question.
There are 5000 human embryos and a 10-year-old. You have five seconds to decide which will be destroyed or all will be blown to smithereens.
Tic, tic, tic, tic, tictime is upBOOM.
If you felt this was this was a moral conundrumyou might be a religious nut.
I have no difficulty picking the kid over the embryos. I wouldn’t have a problem if instead of a ten-year-old kid, it was a two-year-old Labrador Retriever.
Five thousand embryos, invisible to the human eye, would fit in a teaspoon. The best you say for them is that, unlike the Lab, they don’t pee on the carpet.
President Barack Obama is expected to lift all the absurd restrictions on federal support for embryonic cell research. Restrictions imposed on us by moral troglodytes.
We have strong reasons to believe that embryonic cell research can lead to healing broken spines, Parkinson’s, heart disease and a host of maladies that eventually inflict all of us.
The tragedy is that we have lost eight years of research that could have healed real people. Instead we spent that time protecting an otherwise useless microscopic world frozen in liquid nitrogen.
Keep an eye on the future and watch how many hypocritical troglodytes jump aboard the treatments this scientific wonder will offer.