>I keep reading that SCNT– somatic cell nuclear transfer — isn’t cloning, or doesn’t result in a human if it is cloning.
This can only be true if you believe the classic first clone, Dolly, was not a sheep.
On February 23, 1997, the public learned that Ian Wilmut, a Scottish scientist, and his colleagues at the Roslin Institute successfully used a technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) to create a clone of a sheep; the cloned sheep was named Dolly. SCNT involves transferring the nucleus of an adult sheep somatic cell, into a sheep egg from which the nucleus had been removed. After nearly 300 attempts, the cloned sheep known as Dolly was born to a surrogate sheep mother.
I believe all humans are humans and are people. I don’t care how they came to be, if it was from a loving home, from a rape, from a one-night-stand, from a scientist putting their mother’s egg with their father’s sperm or from a scientist inserting what had been someone else’s DNA. Once there is a biological organism, that is a new member of the species. I don’t care if it’s a sheep or a human, they are members of that species– and the first person to post any “collection of cells” BS is going to be deleted until they learn enough biology to know that ALL of us are collections of cells.
And my species, the human species, should always be treated as a person. To do less– to define a human as not a human, due to medical state or an accident of birth– is to risk repeating history.
>This is so wrong….
The Sands of Passion. A Jahaid Soap Opera.
It… is a Jewish Kidney!
>These pictures are from the land where my folks are going to run cattle. In 10 years of running the cattle up there, I have never seen a mud hole bigger than a cow pat, or damage more than what a falling tree can cause. The cows have little impact.
Then some stupid city people come down and carve out a mud hole bigger than my apartment, with their “mudbogging” fun. They destroyed this spring. It’s one of three that we use to water the cattle.
Can you see why I get upset when those idiots then try to get rid of ranchers because we “ruin the natural beauty”?
I hope their tires fall off.
>Although I doubt that anyone who knows me well will be too startled.
Some of the questions were of the flip-a-coin level, but others….
The Five Love Languages
My primary love language is probably
with a secondary love language being
Complete set of results
|Acts of Service:
|Words of Affirmation:
Unhappiness in relationships, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. Sometimes we don’t understand our partner’s requirements, or even our own. We all have a “love tank” that needs to be filled in order for us to express love to others, but there are different means by which our tank can be filled, and there are different ways that we can express love to others.
Take the quiz
>You’ve heard about the shooting.
G*d bless Prof. Liviu Librescu.
He threw himself at the gunner and saved his entire class. At the cost of his life.
May the Lord bless him and keep him.