The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

19 February 2004

It's a(n un)clean sweep

Here's one for the theologians in our midst:

Is there any human act that can be said to violate all Ten Commandments at once?

Terence Jeffrey, editor of Human Events, says: Yes, there is.

(Via Hit & Run)

Posted at 10:25 AM to Immaterial Witness

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Charles at Dustbury links to an amusing article by Terrence Jeffrey arguing that the creation of embryonic stem cell lines breaks all ten commandments at once. A couple examples:...[read more]

Sounds like a pretty long stretch to me.

Even so, if scientists can use the stem cells to find a cure for cancer or diabetes, breaking a few commandments would be the last thing I'd worry about...

Posted by: ronbailey at 10:47 AM on 19 February 2004

I'm still not clear on why embryonic stem cells are necessary for these uses, rather than adult stem cells (which do not involve killing the source).

Posted by: McGehee at 11:55 AM on 19 February 2004