Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bush: a little reading can be dangerous

Oy vey.  Bush should learn what a slippery slope argument is.  That's what he used to convince himself that allowing _any_ stem cell research could lead to eugenics ala Brave New World.  And I thought Jesus told him it was evil...  Well, now we know why he isn't opposing In Vitro fertilzation since it apparently is not related to anti-abortion kind of sentiments (every embryo is sacred, every embryo is good). 

Think Progress » Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ Convinced Bush To Ban Embryonic Stem Cell Research
In a new piece in Commentary magazine, Jay Lefkowitz — who advised Bush on stem cells — reveals how the President formulated his 2001 policy. While Bush heard from a variety of groups on both sides of the issue, the turning point appeared to come when Lefkowitz read from Aldous Huxley’s fictional novel, Brave New World, and scared Bush

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