Progressive Programmer

Progressive Politics or idle geek banter. What's on my mind when I'm irked, intrigued, bored or up too late.

Location: Michigan, United States


Stem cells don't clone people, cloners clone people

The next time a Republican mentions either their opposition to stem cell research or their belief in the rights of gun owners and/or manufacturers, point out the idiocy of trying to hold both ideals:

  • Guns can be used as a lethal weapon.

  • People could use a gun as a lethal weapon.

  • Without a person, a gun is not lethal.

  • Therefore, no gun causes a death.

I'm paraphrasing, but now look at this:

  • Stem Cell research could lead to cloning.

  • Cloners could use stem cell research for cloning.

  • Without a cloner, stem cell research does not lead to cloning.

  • Therefore, all stem cell research causes cloning.

The arguments follow identical paths until the final item. Curious.

If they are for guns because people are responsible for their own actions, they can not fear cloning due to stem cell research. This will hurt the brains of your Republican foe, so do not be surprised if they revert to the, "Well, I think we should just carpet bomb the whole middle-east" argument, which I have heard more than once. They may also mention the Oil For Food Scandal, which is, of course, the darkest danger our nation faces today.

I'm not liberal, I'm just paying attention


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