Human Cloning Has Arrived–Like It Or Not

Human cloning is finally here—but the scientific community and the popular media are reluctant to tell the story.

According to Wesley J. Smith, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Human Exceptionalism, an international group of scientists have successfully created scores of cloned human embryos.  The team of scientists claimed, in the prominent peer-reviewed journal Cell, that they had allowed four of these cloned embryos to develop to the blastocyst stage (that is, about 150 to 200 cells).

Talking with Al Kresta on Ave Maria Radio on Tuesday, May 21, Dr. Smith explained that the scientific community has accurately reported their successful cloning experiment in professional journals, while downplaying the significance of the research in the mainstream press, making it seem that it isn’t really human cloning.  Popular news outlets, also trying not to alarm the public, have reported that the project is “an intermediate step toward human cloning,” rather than admitting that it is a successful cloning experiment.

Read the rest of the story at the “Kresta In The Afternoon” blog here.


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