Pippie's cloned skin

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Faerie (June 19, 2012, 14:30:19 PM):
Its utterly amazing that we can actually do this. I've been following the story out of morbid curiosity and am pleased to hear that the skin has attached itself with no undue issues.

A video clip showing some of the procedure below:

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/18/health/south-africa-new-skin/index.html

I do love living in this era with all its "miracles". Just the mere fact that we can go to the dentist and have a root canal done without any pain, we can "grow/stretch" bone, we can run around with an artificial heart, hell I've got a 10 year old plastic hip that gives me zero trouble even on cold days.... It is so overwhelming I can weep from frustration that so many people does not recognise our specie's brilliance and insist on dying in agony with their hands clasped together in a final prayer...
brianvds (June 19, 2012, 18:31:06 PM):
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...
Mefiante (June 19, 2012, 19:10:57 PM):
But don’t you see? Jesus not only made it possible for the scientists and surgeons to become technically proficient, he also contrived reality and humans in such a way that the latter could, through appropriate effort and perseverance, fathom the intricacies of the former. And burning the little girl was clearly The Evil One’s doing and not, perish the thought, Jesus’, so it’s Praise the Lard whichever way you look at it… |-O

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Rigil Kent (June 19, 2012, 22:06:21 PM):
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
Faerie (June 20, 2012, 07:54:20 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

I have an older colleague here whose son is studying medical, very xtian family, the lad approached his father sometime late last year and "confessed" to him that he has lost his faith as he couldnt reconcile it with real life as he is experiencing it, along with his scienctific related education and that he will henceforth not be attending anything religious with his family. It broke the old man's heart but from the look of it he's made peace with it at this point of time. I suspect the non-religious medical fraternity has long ago made peace with "ungrateful" patients and simply practice their skills for personal satisfaction and gratification only.

I listened to an interview on 702 with Pippies surgeon last night, and the man was breathless in excitement and optimism for his craft, here's a young man taking immense pride and joy in doing groundbreaking work in his field in this country, I seriously doubt he cares a flying fart whether the parents praise him or the sky fairy, he's overjoyed at what HE accomplished and what he will be able to do with this skilll in future. Nice stuff.

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