:DI might not be liked for saying this but, if i have to I will.
First of, while there was a ban on Embryonic stem cell funding, but not the research itself.
While there was no band on Adult stem cell funding.
Now let a few years pass by.
Now imagine Embronic Stem cells be like a rocket launcher. But it has only two missiles.
Now imagine Adult stem cells be like a pistol, but with time they became a thousand. While the rocket has more potential to do damage, there is no way it could compare with the numbers of the pistols. Why are there so many pistols, well lets just say they had the funds to grow.
Get, it! the reason there hasn’t been so much progress on embryonic stem cells is because they weren’t getting the funds. While Adult stem cells were.
They both have problems, and advantages. The main problem with embryonic stem cells, well do i really have to say it when everyone has been shouting it throught the forum. But, the problem with adult stem cells is that it is human specific. The advantage is that the person can SOMETIMES provide their own. But, if they have a condition that they cant, well good luck.
Like my teacher said, Life will never be fair. But, if this so called contest was fair, put the people on both sides on a lab with the exact same resources. Give them the exact amount of time. And there results will be your answer.
Okay, as time passes people on both sides will be screeming, whinning, yelling, and everything else. We just have to see what happens next, if some miracle cure is discovered on embryonic stem cells then the adult stem cells have to copy it, if they cant well they’re screwed. Vice Versa as well. But, it can’t be judged right now, because embryonic stem cell research has yet to pick up steam. Not because they cant, but because they hadn’t had the chance the adult stem cell people had till right now.
Only time will tell…
I’m just being the one here who is saying the truth, unbiasly. I want Adult stem cells to win over embryonic, but if they don’t. I won’t stand in the way, the truth is the truth no matter how ugly it is. Here it can be very ugly, but if it’s ugly face it, if it’s beautiful face it.
God, I’ll leave this issue in your hands… I’ll accept the results, no matter what they are…
Just let it be fair…