Human Exceptionalism

Take the Great Stem Cell Quiz

Take the stem cell quiz. Impress your friends! Embarrass those who think they are smarter than you! Readers of Secondhand Smoke will pass with flying colors. Readers of the MSM will have to go to stem cell remedial education classes. (One caveat: The test blurs the distinction between ESCR and SCNT when discussing the egg issue. Hit the teacher’s knuckles with a ruler!)

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HT James Kelly

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