Pope Francis, Scientist

Trafny will co-host a conference focusing on adult stem cell therapies with the pharmaceutical company NeoStem at the Vatican on April 11, a project which the Vatican has partly funded.

This unusual marriage of church and biotech is a targeted public affairs initiative. The Vatican aims to use the partnership to show people there is an alternative to embryonic stem cell research – which it vehemently opposes – that doesn’t involve the destruction of human embryos.

via Vatican seeks to rebrand its relationship with science – CNN.com.

This is great, actually and glad to see this happening.

Science is not scary, folks… not at all

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One Reply to “Pope Francis, Scientist”

  1. This is great news. Of course, it also exposes the agenda behind embryonic stem cell research. Adult stem cell research is proving far more successful than embryonic stem cells anyways.

    One fascinating figure is Tadeusz Pacholczyk. He received his Ph.D. at Yale in neuroscience and did his post-doctoral work at Harvard. Having worked as a neuroscientist, he later became a Catholic priest and studied dogmatic theology and bioethics. There are few people with his scientific credentials. He now runs the National Catholics Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.

    This guy is a major intellectual. Watch him shine in this roundtable discussion show. I think it’s pretty obvious who the brightest bulb in this chandelier is.

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