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Dueling sick people

I’m all for embryonic stem cell research, but this is silly. Can’t we have more of a debate than everyone trotting out some random sick person they know?

I’ll spell it out:

Having relatives who died in a war doesn’t boost your authority on foreign policy.
Showing pictures of bloody fetuses isn’t an argument against abortion.
Knowing sick people who might be helped by stem cell research doesn’t make your argument stronger.

See a pattern? Sensationalist arguments based on emotion aren’t good arguments.

Categories: Social issues
  1. April 12, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Not good, but effective. And goodness knows that talking heads are cynical enough to realize this.

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