Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The tally

I was listening to HMS Radio podcast this morning and there was some discussion about faith versus science. Dr. Popcak quoted St. Thomas who said that we as Catholics are open to two revelations. Both the revelation of nature and the revelation of scripture. I thought that was a pretty cool way to think of it. Nature reveals God's design. Scripture does not have to contradict what we see in the natural world. All science does is reveal God's glory.

And then, perusing the news online with my coffee this morning, I came across this story:

Breakthrough Windpipe Transplant Uses Stem Cells

And, you guessed it, they are talking about adult stem cells, not embryonic stem cells. Isn't it interesting how the scientific research that respects human life also yields the greatest results? It's almost as if God planned it that way...

I believe that would put the current tally at:
Adult Stem Cell Research - Dozens and counting
Embryonic Stem Cell Research - BIG FAT GOOSE EGG

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