Human Exceptionalism

Proposition 71 Becoming a Farcical Three Ring Circus

This article has pegged the ridiculous joke that Proposition 71 has quickly become. Conflicts of interest, no transparency, not even enough trained researchers to do the cloning that California citizens are borrowing $6-7 billion (including interest) to fund. Here is the key quote: “Proposition 71, already taking on the appearance of a three-ring circus of legislative uncertainty and confusion, nomadic litigation, and serial misrepresentation, with a sideshow of document withholding, took a big step towards becoming a chaotic farce on Friday, September 9, 2005, with the awarding of as-yet-unfunded stem cell research training grants by the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC) to anonymous grantees through a process involving the serial recusal of panel members with undisclosed conflicts-of-interest.”

I knew it would be bad, but I didn’t think it would be this bad.