divendres, de març 11, 2005

Cloning Research Promises New Breakthrough

The Issue
Scientists using cloned human embryos for research are on the verge of a medical breakthrough.

The Debate
A) "It's really very exciting," says lab head Jazz Bush. "Until now, we've kept very quiet, to avoid being targeted by lunatic fringe groups who for some reason think it's wrong to clone human embryos. It's too early to promise anything, but we hope that one day we will have genetic cures for a whole range of debilitating illnesses. I certainly hope the government will support our work."

B) "Well, if you have to be part of a lunatic fringe group to object to this barbaric practice, I'm a lunatic," says placard-waving protestor Billy-Bob Bush. "Of course it would be nice to cure these unnamed diseases, but at what cost? They're messing with the sanctity of human life. It's wrong, and the lab should be shut down immediately."

The Government Position
There aren't ethics reasons to veto to be a good health society. The actual moral prejudices can will be ridiculous in a few hundred years and our grandchildrens damned us.
The Government try the A option and support to clone human embryos for genetic cures purposes.

dimecres, de març 09, 2005

Presentation

The United Socialist States of Catalluna is a large, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 23 million have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The large government juggles the competing demands of Social Equality, Religion & Spirituality, and Commerce. The average income tax rate is 23%. A substantial private sector is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, followed by Furniture Restoration and Automobile Manufacturing.
The mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, punitive tariffs protect local industry, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, and it is illegal to make racist remarks in public. Crime is a problem, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Catalluna's national animal is the Phoenix and its currency is the diner.
Catalluna is ranked 4th in the region and 46,329th in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.