Pippie's cloned skin

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brianvds (June 20, 2012, 08:47:32 AM):
Her parents went on and on about how good Jesus has been to them. Hardly a word of thanks to the surgeon and scientists involved. And apparently the freak accident that necessitated the procedure in the first place wasn't the work of Jesus...

Medical professionals must be a very tolerant and selfless subculture. If I was a skilled physician, and after hours of painstaking and intensive surgery, was treated to this type of thing, I'd prolly blow up and go into a sulk.

Rigil

Yup, I hate to sound like Ayn Rand, but I do sometimes wonder whether rational people the world over shouldn't all one day go on strike, all simultaneously. :-)

Not that I actually mind religion all that much, or people thanking their god in cases like this. But jeez, one would swear science had nothing whatever to do with it. And what if you asked these people whether they think "alternative theories of human origins" should be taught in science class? I wonder what they would say?

BoogieMonster (June 20, 2012, 09:54:05 AM):
What is often lost on these people, is that little god-fearing girls (not that they're so special as to deserve special attention...) have been subject to horrendous injuries since the dawn of time. Child-loving (but not in a creepy way) jesus sure took his sweet goddamn time to "reveal" these groundbreaking medical procedures so that little Pippy could finally be the first recipient of it, praising him as all those before her had no opportunity to do. They had to suffer or die. dog is great!

Consider me once again well chuffed with "evil" medical science. Bring on the evil I say! If the devil is the source of all this science stuff then I say bring him on! It sure beats the works of his fellow deities.

This is the stuff that makes me yearn to live just long enough for medical science to sort out old-age. Every day, as I read more and more reports about absolutely stupifying advances in medical science, I grow more aware that we(younger folk) may be on a cusp where we may have to watch our elders die only to find eternal youth ourselves. Or, somewhat more likely, are the ones who are the last to fall to the ravages of old age. Things are afoot, in the next 20 years amazing things will be done, in the next 50, immortality doesn't seem like such a reach to me.

Science brings wonder and hope once again with a healthy dollop of cold hard reality.
Mefiante (June 20, 2012, 10:19:41 AM):
Medical professionals must be a very tolerant and selfless subculture. If I was a skilled physician, and after hours of painstaking and intensive surgery, was treated to this type of thing, I'd prolly blow up and go into a sulk.
It’s not just in connection with gratitude that is misdirected at religious woo, though. Hardly unexpectedly, a good proportion of medical people are religious. Next time you visit your GP or a specialist, engage them in a conversation about CAM modalities, e.g. iridology or aromatherapy or something. You’ll find that as soon as you profess any doubt or scepticism, they drop their apparent non-committal reserve, which they have cultivated so as to avoid any possibility of offending their patients, and open up like a floodgate. At least, that’s been our experience in quite a few cases.

'Luthon64
Hermes (June 20, 2012, 15:17:57 PM):
What is often lost on these people, is that little god-fearing girls (not that they're so special as to deserve special attention...) have been subject to horrendous injuries since the dawn of time. Child-loving (but not in a creepy way) jesus sure took his sweet goddamn time to "reveal" these groundbreaking medical procedures so that little Pippy could finally be the first recipient of it, praising him as all those before her had no opportunity to do. They had to suffer or die. dog is great!

Consider me once again well chuffed with "evil" medical science. Bring on the evil I say! If the devil is the source of all this science stuff then I say bring him on! It sure beats the works of his fellow deities.
Let's not forget that the skin was cloned. One week cloning is "playing God", the next week God gets the credit for it. Some people have difficulty in distinguishing between omnipotence and impotence.
Mefiante (June 20, 2012, 16:23:18 PM):
One week cloning is "playing God", the next week God gets the credit for it.
Good point. (Of course, it’s still all glory to god for being so wise and powerful as to make humans so that they not only can aspire to be like him, but can also succeed a little bit at it.)



Some people have difficulty in distinguishing between omnipotence and impotence.
Or hypersensitivity from hypocrisy.

'Luthon64

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