Stem Cell Research
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This paper provides a rhetorical analysis of Steven Milloy's article "Ron Reagan Wrong on Stem Cells". The paper explores the motivation behind the article as well as the issues surrounding stem cells research, both as a political issue and a philosophical one. The paper relates that Milloy's basic premise is simply that what Ron Reagan described as a sure-fire cure that would "magically" save the lives of our children and our aging parents was more of a "pipe dream." The paper then states that stem cells research is far from being even in the developmental stages and a cure for debilitating disease is a long way off. The paper also states that Milloy's article hints at the possible moral dilemma that comes from using stem cells from an embryo, resulting in the embryo's destruction, and that of a human life.
From the Paper:"Then why is this issue so contentious? Is seems a no-brainer that any medical advances that will provide such certain cures for disease that researchers have been studying for decades with no hope for a cure in sight would be made possible through research in stem cells. Certainly, every effort should be made to finance such research, irrespective of whether the money comes from tax payer funded government initiatives or from private, for-profit organizations. Milloy debunks the notion that such cures are just a few years away."
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Cite this Article Review:
Stem Cell Research (2008, August 14) Retrieved June 20, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/article-review/stem-cell-research-106792/
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