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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Family First's misleading "survey"

I don't usually agree with Brian Edwards, but he's on the mark with this one. Of the misleading questions in this survey, the one that got me was:
16.   (Stem Cell Research) New Zealand should promote adult stem cell research, and oppose embryonic stem cell research.
I responded "neutral" because stem cell research can't really be divided between "adult" and "embryonic", at least if you want useful results from it. On the other hand, I didn't want to say I strongly disagree with the proposition, because that looks like I disagree with any stem cell research, adult or embryonic. Saying I agree with the proposition would mean cutting off embryonic stem cell research and forcing scientists (in New Zealand, I assume) to focus on "adult" stem cell research.

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