Stem Cell Research and Soft Theocracy


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Stem Cell Research and Soft Theocracy
Despite its revolutionary potential for treating numerous diseases, stem cell research is strongly opposed by a powerful coalition of theocratic opponents in the United States. This essay argues that the controversy over stem cell research is in fact a smokescreen for the establishment of soft theocracy in the United States, where theologians emboldened by widespread public ignorance and a culture of fawning religiosity are making a play to control the institution, practice, and funding of science.
Stem Cell Research and Soft Theocracy
Cohen (2007) explains that the isolation of human embryonic stem cells in 1998 heralded a new age of medicine and biotechnology, for stem cells...
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