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"The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them." Hosea 14:9b

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Get to the Heart of It

Scientists have now grown a rat heart by using non-embryonic cells. As reported by the Family Research Council:

In yesterday's online issue of Nature Medicine, scientists from the University of Minnesota announced that using ethical alternatives, their research has resulted in the successful creation of a beating rat heart. As part of the tests, the team hollowed out a rat heart of its cells, leaving only the network of tubes where the old blood vessels had been. Scientists seeded the heart's casing with non-embryonic cells and watched as they latched onto the old framework and grew new heart tissue. Within eight days the rat heart began pumping so well that its beating could be easily seen."

Whenever we begin to doubt whether God's ways are superior to the world's we need only pause and wait. It seemed for awhile that we Christians were being silly trying to save some embryos while people were suffering from Parkinson's disease, etc. Yet I believe that research will show that the ethical path is the best path to medical healing.

Update: These iPS cells do not cause tumors! Don't listen to the lefts lies to dishearten this ethical advancement.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Huckabee on Immigration

Well, folks, besides the oft-forgotten Duncan Hunter, we've got no true Reagan to line up behind in 2008. It's been hard for all of us dyed-in-the wool conservatives to back any one candidate. You've got Guiliani who's morally decadent, Romney who's a flip-flooper and a Mormon to boot, Huckabee who spends like Bush, Thompson who married an immodest, decades-younger wife and lacks energy, McCain who's a fiscal traitor, Ron Paul who is too libertarian for the general public and now Tancredo's gone. And those are just the big faults.

One of the issues demanding utmost scrutiny is immigration reform and I also don't see a Republican candidate who's very strong on immigration reform (except Hunter). Tentatively speaking, Duncan Hunter is my first choice and I believe Huckabee would be my second choice. Since it appears the media and voters are ignoring the goldmine presidential material residing in the person of Hunter, let's look at frontrunner Huckabee's track record. Here's how the man fares on immigration.