The Age of Anti-Science

An article from the Scotsman zeros in on aspects of modern society that bother us greatly: why, when science can do so much for health and longevity, are so many groups fighting so hard to prevent advanced medical research. The subject of the article is legislation on tissue use in the UK, but it applies equally to anti-research legislation targeting stem cell work in the US. As the article notes, we live in a time when "the fate of tissue samples and diseased organs has become more important than the welfare of the living." This attitude is one that must be fought, tooth and nail, if we are to maintain the march of medical progress towards longer, healthier human life spans.



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