John Bercow (Buckingham, Conservative)
My starting point is that I have always felt that where the science is essentially
persuasive, as I believe it to be, we should have a model of facilitation. We
should go with embryo research because of the tremendous human opportunities that
it offers. That is to say, I take an empiricist, pragmatic, instrumental view,
rather than the view that some abstract principle should inveigh against the
possibility that such research should be allowed or extended.
If the Great God Science says we can do it, then it's OK because whatever we can do, we should do.
But this isn't "some abstract principle", it's the empiricist view, and therefore the correct one. Abstract is bad, you see...and so are principles...but that isn't a principle, you understand...just an empiricist view.
And there's a difference.
And the difference is shut the hell up you weird religiousy people. That's what.
Seriously, do these people ever hear themselves?
But I'm disappointed. I am used to hearing this kind of blithering gibberish from Canadian MPs, but it wasn't that long ago that we had real schools in this country. Honestly, this could have come out of the mealy mouth of a Quebec MP.