Stem Cell Research and Soft Theocracy

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Stem Cell Research and Soft Theocracy
Abstract
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
Introduction
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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