The awful (or, for those of us with foreign passports and places to go, vaguely interesting in a car-crash-witness way) price the US will pay for indulging in its more theocratic instincts for another decade or so will not stop at Michael Powell's swollen neckline.
In 10 years, the US will be #4 or 5 in scientific prestige and advancements, and that's if we count by region, not even nation by nation. Currently, Brazil has a more progressive, aggressive, and advanced biogenetics program than the US. Brazil. Tin shacks. Death squads. Brazil, people.
Some stem cell stories to remind us of how, you know, useless the research is. Just like the President says.
South Korean woman walks again
Brazilian woman walks and talks again after brain hemorrhage
Well, I guess if you call curing the FRIKKIN' BLIND progress ...
No, I don't wet myself anymore, why?
Multiple Sclerosis, perhaps you've heard of it?
No, it's not a cure for cancer. you just live twice as long. Bah.
Maybe God wants this kid dead, ever think of that, Mister Science Guy?
But this technology could save Dick Cheney. That's gotta be worth something!