Unfettered Scientific Research or Unregulated Capitalism

On any given day, you can open to the editorial page and see two kinds of cartoons. The first cartoon has to do with the money-grubbing-gangsters of greed who hedged and junked our way into the current economic crisis. You can see what some editorial cartoonists are saying about banks here.

The other issue which you will see commented on is the reversal of the ban on embryonic stem cell research. More than likely, the view will reflect a benevolent and compassionate President Obama opening the door of opportunity and wholeness to someone in a wheelchair. Or a scientist being freed from a prison. You can see some of those editorial cartoons here.

Does anyone think that these two issues may possibly be related? It strikes me as strangely ironic that science — without question — is ultimately benevolent and unquestionably good in its research, and that capitalism — which has shown its fickle side — is a great disappointment. Just as there are money grubbing capitalists there are also money-mad scientists. Can science operate unfettered by regulators as a matter of course as if capitalism was able to do the same?

Joni and Friends, the ministry of Joni Erickson Tada has issued a statement of stem cell research which you can read here.

Also, there are some helpful thoughts over at Crossway.blog.

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