Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Michael J Fox on stem cell research

If you have ever known anyone who has succumbed to Parkinson's Disease, as I have, then this moving political advertisement by Michael J Fox, ahead of the US mid-term elections in a few weeks, in support of permitting stem cell research to try and find a cure or remedy for this awful malady, will have you in tears; it certainly shocked me and moved me deeply to see how much his physical coordination has degenerated since I last saw him when he published a memoir a few years ago:

I became aware of this advertisement as a result of an article in today's Daily Telegraph here. I am just grateful I do not live in an otherwise advanced country such as the US where extreme religious views seem to dominate not only medical research, but so many other aspects of life.

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