Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Big One

Sheila Liaugminas
No, not the California earthquake.
The one on the deniers-of-life landscape. The shock waves are being felt far and wide.
Within the last month, former president Bill Clinton has done two jaw-dropping interviews at CNN on the subject of embryonic stem-cell research — one with Larry King and one with Sanjay Gupta — that indicate a stunning level of confusion on the basic biological facts of what an embryo is, what stem cells are, what “fertilization” in reproductive biology refers to, and even what can be fertilized or used to fertilize something.

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