Tony Auth by Tony Auth

Tony Auth

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  1. believecommonsense

    believecommonsense said, over 6 years ago

    I’ll be glad to see the Bush war on science come to an end.

  2. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 6 years ago

    harley: No, adult stem cells do not work better. You’re listening to Republicans again. Bush and his ilk waged an active war on science – not to mention giving taxpayer monies to religious organizations, which I REALLY object to.

  3. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 6 years ago

    The embryonic stem cells that will be used are leftovers from fertility clinics, ones that are going to be be discarded anyway.

    So, what’s the problem?

    Oh, and since when is healing Parkinson’s and giving paraplegics a shot at the use of their limbs ‘tax money down the drain?’

  4. cdward

    cdward said, over 6 years ago

    HQ almost had some truth in there. Scientists have recently made great strides with adult stem cells, and they do have some real advantages over embryonic stem cells. However, most scientists also say that the need for embryonic stem cell research is great.

  5. claudermilk

    claudermilk said, over 6 years ago

    Re the toon: HOORAY! Reason and common sense finally trumping ideology. It’s been a long time.

  6. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Before 2005, I had my reserves on stem-cell research. I too thought it was weird to use embryos as spare parts to fix other peoples…

    But something happened.

    In the fall of 2005, I was at Moncton university. I revolved pretty much around the Aigles Bleus, the guy’s hockey team (I was pretty much of a puck bunny and had a huge crush on one of the guys, teehee!). Well, I was at a game once and saw a body check gone horribly wrong…for the guy who gave it. I, like the rest of the audience at the game, saw him lie on the ice for long minutes and the paramedics took him to the Dumont Hospital. His name was Sébastien Savage. He has been paralyzed from the neck down since then.

    The story made headlines across Canada. I still think growing “spare parts” from clones is weird, but I couldn’t stand before that guy, his family and his teammates and say “we have the technology to make you walk again, but we won’t use it because of ideological reasons”, I just can’t do that.

  7. HUMPHRIES

    HUMPHRIES said, over 6 years ago

    Ms Frog, You’re not alone with your feelings. Most people can find grounds for looking over or reevaluating their convictions when events intrude upon personal lives.

  8. Dale Hopson

    Dale Hopson GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    harleyquinn states “It is not the ideology that gals me it is they fact that they want to use Tax money to do it.”

    Freedom isn’t free… and taxes is not capitalized, so had a small “t”. NEXT?

  9. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    senorbullwinkle says: “And,Oh yea [sic],Do you have any idea of how much money the goverment [sic] gives to drug companeys [sic]? R U kidding! do you know how many lobbist [sic] the drug companeys [sic] have? And then the drug co.’s pay some of it back to congressmen and senator’s [sic]. We don’t need drug companeys [sic]. They ARE the problem.”

    Until you learn to spell, nobody’s going to take you seriously in a public forum. If you don’t know (or care to find out) how to pluralize a noun, why should anyone imagine that you know (or care to find out) anything at all?

  10. deadheadzan

    deadheadzan GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Ask Nancy Reagan about the need for stem cell research. Anyone with a friend or family member suffering from Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, etc. Wants scientific research done.

  11. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Simon_Jester, claudermilk, Corosive Frog, etc. who agree with Mr. Auth, I agree. As a technologist who works on diagnosing cancer, I feel we should use these cells, which would be discarded otherwise. We also need to keep the sensationalism out of cloning research, which (in my opinion) is best used toward understanding cellular systems and the development of tissue and organ transplants.

  12. IntoVirginiaCreeper

    IntoVirginiaCreeper said, over 6 years ago

    Any scientist or science institution could have done and did do this research before without government money. This is an abomination on humanity - that should be enough to make any wise citizen question the propriety of experimenting on Human embryos. And it is furthermore a “bailout” for bad scientists and corporations and organizations that traffic in human embryo and fetal tissue research, i.e. the Abortion Lobby. There is very little noble in this quest to harvest human embryonic material. We all will be held accountable for our actions on this earth. Are you willing to except the consequences of violating your God-given conscience?

  13. jkshaw

    jkshaw said, over 6 years ago

    Oh happy day. Another link for us to read, and from Newsmax, the news organization beloved by the right wing crazies. Also, the cells that will be used in stem cell research are left over from in vitro fertilization and would otherwise be destroyed. Understand? Destroyed.

  14. IntoVirginiaCreeper

    IntoVirginiaCreeper said, over 6 years ago

    It is appointed once for a man to die and then the Judgement. Hebrews 9:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10. “These embryos are going to be destroyed anyway” does not sound like a good enough excuse to me.

  15. IntoVirginiaCreeper

    IntoVirginiaCreeper said, over 6 years ago

    And remember “Answering that (when life begins) is above [his] pay grade.” So what is Obama doing involving himself in this issue at all?

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