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It’s a funny item–and an easy way to make fun of the President, but it turns out there’s more. Once again, to appease his base, Bush is attacking the weakest members of our society. Read what PZ Myers, a biologist and professor at the University of Minnesota has to say about the subject:
He’s trusting that everyone will think he is banning monstrous crimes against nature, but what he’s really doing is targeting the weak and the ill, blocking useful avenues of research that are specifically designed to help us understand human afflictions. His message isn’t “We aren’t going to let the mad scientists make monsters!”, it’s “We aren’t going to let the doctors help those ‘retards.'”
It’s a damn fine piece, definitely worth reading the whole thing.