June 7, 2007
The New York Times has a strange quote from Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
Science is a gift of God to all of us and science has take us to a place that is biblical in its power to cure, said Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California. And that is the embryonic stem cell research.
I completely agree that science, like all good things, can sometimes be viewed as a gift from God. I’m less clear, though, on the other part of that sentence. How exactly is it “biblical” to kill a human being in the fanciful hope that we one day might obtain cures for other humans beings? Is that written in one of those obscure Old Testament books that no one reads?
Perhaps Ms. Pelosi, Democratic House leader and theologian, can explain that one for us.