reply to post by doctornamtab
I, personally, would probably come off as a jerk for stating my opinions about animal testing in scientific settings, but, my stance is this: I
will personally kill every single (insert species here) myself, if it helps us cure (cancer/AIDs).
I think that is one of the big problem with groups like PETA, or other animal rights advocates. They only ever include the useless, pointless, or
blatant animal abuse scenarios in their petitions and videos. They seldom include the fact that animal testing saves lives
, as well as "makes
toys," or whatever else it does.
Without animal testing, we wouldn't have the medicine, surgical, or practical knowledge of disease which we do now. We might even still be using
leeches, or treating mental illness as if it were demons. So, say what you will about killing Nature to study Nature, but as long as it keeps moving
us closer to getting rid of diseases like cancer or AIDs, then I will always support it.
As for projects like those occurring at CERN, they probe the very core of the human condition. CERN is for the people who aren't content to say "God
did it!" but really want to know the what, when, where, why, and how of reality.
Maybe you're not interested in the life cycle of our sun, or how star systems form. Maybe you don't care about why climate changes are happening, or
if the water on Mercury and Mars might have one day supported life. Maybe you're not interested in knowing whether or not another planet somewhere
out there might be home to other beings experiencing evolution.
But that doesn't mean you speak for all of us.
If we could understand how the Universe began, how star's are created, age, and destroy themselves, or what conditions are necessary for life to
exist on a planet, then think of what we could accomplish. Inter-stellar travel, cultivation of new worlds, proactive avoidance of global
Simply put, consider all of the animals we could save, the Nature we could preserve, if we understood how, and why, Nature operates the way it
In order to do so, we need to cut it open, smash it together, and see how it reacts, and why it reacts the way it does.
~ Wandering Scribe