Wednesday, July 13, 2005

What opponents can do for you...

Saletan concludes his article by stating:
It's amazing how much progress you can make when nobody wins.

He does a great job of showing how the tug and pull between scientists and ethicists is actually helping the science in this area to become stronger rather than destroying science altogether. Isn't that they way it always works? Ideas are only strengthened when open and honest debate is encouraged. Telling those with opposing views to shut-up, sit down and get out of the way of Science, can only really serve to weaken the final outcome. Stand strong fellow extremists! We do have an important role to play.