Oprah Winfrey, the queen of daytime liberal drivel, had Michael J. Fox on the program recently. True to form, Michael gave the pitch that embryonic stem cells are the answer to his disease, and we who oppose it are nothing more than Neanderthals. Then Oprah called out her Doctor du Jour, Dr. Oz, to comment. The resulting explanation from this medical professional are worth noting. Watch the video and excellent commentary:
Finally, someone who is actually paying attention. While we were supposedly in the dark ages during the Bush administration it was assumed that we fell behind in research. Reality is, embryonic stem cell research continued throughout the world. There has been very little to even get excited about. All the major advances have been acheived from adult stem cells. No babies.
We need to stop listening to the Christopher Reeves and Michael J. Fox's of the world. I truly empathize their situation, but they are not experts, they are not scientists. They are people desparate for a cure. In that desparation they have truly hung their hat on the wrong technology.