Thursday, November 01, 2007

Phil Power - too lazy to be bothered with facts

Here's another example of the unfathomable laziness (or possibly untruthfulness) of the Michigan media on stem cell research:

Phil Power ("president of The Center for Michigan, a centrist think-and-do tank" and a former University of Michigan regent) has decided to put his full trust in the Michigan Citizens for Stem Cell Research and Cures and has written an editorial with this ridiculous statement.
Any scientist (in Michigan- ed.) who does research on human embryonic stem cells is now subject to jail time of up to 10 years and a fine of up to $10 million.

Nevermind that the University of Michigan has a "Michigan Center for hES (human embryonic stem) Cell Research."

Nevermind that the site above notes that "(m)ore than 40 scientists are active participants in the Center for hES Cell Research"

Nevermind that the Michigan Center for hES Cell Research lists the human embryonic stem cell lines it makes available.

Nevermind that they list the specific human embryonic stem cell projects a variety of University of Michigan researchers are working on.

Way to go Phil! Pay no attention to the facts. Don't do a shred of research. Just parrot the talking points of the Michigan Citizens for Stem Cell Research and Cures. Good job.

Power want a cracker?

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