There is no moral concern regarding cloning human beings since human embryos, which develop into a baby, are “only a handful of cells,” argued President Obama’s newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein.
“If scientists will be using and cloning embryos only at a very early stage when they are just a handful of cells (say, before they are four days old), there is no good reason for a ban (on cloning),” wrote Sunstein,
It seems to me to be in the Obama administration at any level you must recite the Obama Creed. “I believe in tissues all tiny. Not created by God and that embryos are only potentials….”
Gee and Catholics get a bad rap for science.
“It is silly to think that ‘potential’ is enough for moral concern. [reference]
So when does a embryo go from potential to actual human person?Of course that is the follow up question that will never get asked. No mention that scientifically a embryo of only 1 cell is a new genome. Nothing more is needed either than the environment and nutrition for the embryo to further develop along the exact same path that all of us followed. Something that only has potential needs an outside factor to fulfill that potential. Something with only potential can not give that factor to itself. So I guess this new Czar believes in some magic substance that transforms the embryo into a human at some point. The act of growing could not transform a potential human to an actual human. So he talks about something being “silly” yet he has not given any serious thought to the implication of what he is saying.
Father Frank Pavone has often talked about that when he talks science to someone about abortion they try to talk back philosophy. Considering the science of embryology and what it reveals this is not surprising.