Thursday, February 02, 2006

Identify the crime against nature

Human-animal hybrid


One of these mice was singled out by the President of the United States as a horrific abomination, even though it has helped researchers learn about the nature of Downs' syndrome and may yield a cure or a treatment one day.

The other has a computer wired up to its brain so that scientists can control its movement. Understanding how to control the mouse's nerves may lead to treatments for disabled people.

Which would you condemn in a national speech?

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