Notes: Remember George W. Bush's resistance to stem cell research, abortion and global warming? "The Bush administration has deliberately and systematically distorted scientific fact in the service of policy goals on the environment, health, biomedical research and nuclear weaponry at home and abroad a group of about 60 influential scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, said in a statement issued today [last Wednesday]," wrote James Glanz in the New York Times on February 18. The statement was made by the Union of Concerned Scientists, "... an independent organization that focuses on technical issues and has often taken stands at odds with administration policy."

Glanz' report continued quoting the Union of Concerned Scientists, "Other administrations have, on occasion, engaged in such practices, but not so systematically nor on so wide a front," and that the Bush administration had "misrepresented scientific knowledge and misled the public about the public about the implications of its policies."

I have friends and family who are ill with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and diabetes, so I personally know what they're going through. I deeply resent Bush's position limiting stem-cell research. It's difficult to imagine his favoring favoring cells in a Petri dish over a chance of a cure for these people.