February 02, 2006

On "Human-Animal Hybrids"

The following article President panders to anti-manimal lobby! ounlines some of the ways genetic splicing of human DNA into rodents may be helping work on treatments for Down Syndrome.http://newyorkmetro.com/news/features/15589/index.htmlFrom the article:

He's trusting that everyone will think he is banning monstrous crimes against nature, but what he's really doing is targeting the weak and the ill, blocking useful avenues of research that are specifically designed to help us understand human afflictions. His message isn't "We aren't going to let the mad scientists make monsters!", it's "We aren't going to let the doctors help those 'retards.'"
Some of the comments below the article are funny, too.

4 comments:

emily0 said...

i wanna be a hybrid! isn't it better for the environment? less fossil fuels?

... oh, rite. no, i knew that.

still, i wanna be a hybrid. i want ape toes.

no! i wanna be a half-cloned-neandertal! that'll be two Evol Thyngs at Once.

pylbhghl: the sound i make at GEORGE FUCKING BUSH.

wannatakethisoutside said...

Wait, em0, are you fucking george bush?

emily0 said...

ha ha.

YOU NO RETURN MY CALLS!

call me, man-beeeyotch.

picett: when a man-beeeyotch ignores your voicemails.

icarus said...

arghhhh.

as someone with a close family member for whom stem cell research would make a huge difference, i am pissed.

also, "human-animal hybrids"? what is he ON?