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Old January 11th, 2008, 2:56 pm
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Re: The Relationship Between Science and Religion

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Originally Posted by chparadise View Post
If you do think that science and religion don't mix, do you think it's OK for religious figures to step up and voice their opinions that certain science research not be conducted?
They are entitled to voice their opinions. What they should never do is use their position to threaten and bully parliamentarians as occurred last year when Archbishop Pell threatened Catholic MPs in NSW if they voted to overturn a ban on embryonic stem cell research.

"Top New South Wales MPs are planning to defy Sydney Archbishop George Pell, who has threatened to deny communion to Catholic politicians who vote for an expansion of stem cell research."

ABC

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Originally Posted by Mundungus Fletc View Post
Amongst current research I find the use of embryos deeply worrying.
Despite the name the cell clusters used in embryonic stem cell research aren't embryos.


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