It's the For Fuck's Sake Who CARESTheory of Dr. H.R. EtikatEveryone hoping for a cure for cancer.
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Not just the patients themselves, but their families and loved ones. Every mole on your skin is a form of skin cancer. Even some that you might not know are there. Evolutionary science includes, as a fraction of its definition, attempts to understand the causes of mutation which are the core of such cancers, as well as the intricate cellular biology wherein viruses can shut down entire categories of such cancers.Everyone who needs a flu vaccine.
This saves lives. How anyone could think this sort of treatment would be even remotely possible on a year to year basis without an intricate understanding of genetics is beyond me.Everyone who needs a transplant... but cannot acquire one.
This will save lives. Some people don't have a match out there, and even then, need to be doped up on drugs constantly to prevent rejection. What else is going to help that?Everyone who wants to walk again.
- Some say stem cell research is evil. I have a friend who was in a car accident and would like to walk again, someday. You opinion may vary, but I favor my friend.Everyone who remembers smallpox.
And realizes that another disease like it may be out there. This was a horrible, disgusting, crippling disease. It's gone now. In my not terribly humble opinion, the Smallpox Eradication Program, and its success, was a greater landmark of human history than landing on the moon.Everyone who hopes for a cure for AIDS.
Endogenous retroviruses provide a great deal of insight into evolution, along with retroviral pandemics like HIV. In understanding how such viruses were defeated in the past, over the course of thousands of generations, we could, perhaps, learn to speed things up a bit.Everyone who hopes to turn back the clock.
Seven problems. Religion promises eternal life, but if any have ever made good on that promise, no beneficiary has returned to tell the tale. But here, biochemistry looks like it might offer a sip from the Fountain of Youth in my lifetime.
Everyone who hopes for the future of these and countless other research projects. That apathy and ignorance will not dampen the progress of a science that extends and improves the lives of billions.
That's who 'the fuck' cares.