This Week Online: Stem Cell Breakthrough and the Failure of an Energy Bill

W. Malcolm Byrnes report on the prolife promise of induced pluripotent stem cells is a lucid presentation of a complex scientific and moral question. To hear more from Professor Byrnes, check out this week's podcast.

Our In These Pages selection this week looks at the thorny problem of immigration reform from south of the border. Read Tim Padgett's "It Starts in Mexico."

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Finally, Drew Christiansen, S.J., offers this video commentary on the failure of climate change legislation in the Senate.

 

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7 years 11 months ago
I think Fr. Christiansen should take a new tact and try to understand the opposition to the so called global warming crisis.  I am not denying that there has been global warming but I am certain that the controversy over it has nothing to do with affecting climate change.  If it did then there would be a completely different approach to the topic.


What was in Congress would not have affected the climate one iota and that is what has to be addressed.  There are other much more effective measures.  One source I suggest Fr. Christiansen examine is the work of Bjorn Lomborg.  He has a much more interesting agenda for the world then the so called climate change advocates.
 
7 years 11 months ago
Padre: I think that climate, much like Catholicism, is measured over very long periods of time. 

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