Testing On Animals Should They Be Used For Research?

Testing On Animals To Aid Scientific Research

Maybe not a very pleasant subject, but I do feel like it needs to be talked about.

First my views and those of others, and then later, some pro testing on animals arguements.

Do we still need to do testing on amimals?

 

I’m sure that almost everyone wants to see cures for diseases such Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, stroke, heart attack and AIDS etc.

But a great many if not most of the important advances in the field of health care can be attributed to human studies which have led to major medical breakthroughs, and NOT to experiments on animals.

Consider the development of anesthesia, the stethoscope, morphine, radium, penicillin, artificial respiration, x-rays, antiseptics, and CAT, MRI, and PET scans, plus the study of bacteriology and germ theory and the discovery of the link between cholesterol and heart disease and the link between smoking and cancer, and also and the isolation of the virus that causes AIDS and more.

Animal testing played no role, or at most, a very small role at best in the development of any of the above.

We know that animals seriously suffer from lab experiments, so should we continue to submit then to such pain and such agony?

The Supposed Pluses For Testing On Animals

Animal research plays a very crucial role in scientists’ understanding of diseases and aids them in the development of effective medical treatments.

Animals provide scientists with complex living systems, consisting of cells, tissues and organs.

Many animals are vulnerable to over two hundred of the same health problems as humans which makes them an effective model for researchers to study.

Rats and mice account for about 95% percent of all animals that are used for research in laboratories.

Most of the remaining research animals are rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, farm animals, fish and insects.

Less than one percent of the remaining research animals are cats, dogs and non-human primates.

Before conducting research on animals, scientists make absolutely sure that animals are needed for their experiments.

So What Do You Think About Testing On Animals?

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Racial Profiling? And Why America Needs It

What's wrong with racial profiling!

The very thought of making racial profiling legal in the US makes liberals go ballistic.

But why?

Racial profiling would most likely have prevented 9/11, and almost certainly have prevented the Fort Hood attack, and the list goes on and on!

Criminal Profiling

When law enforcement officials are looking for a serial killer, they don’t bother talking to very many females.

Nor do they question many blacks, Hispanics, or Middle-Easterners.

Why?

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How Might Christians Foster A Better Relationship With Jews?

One of the most complex issues for Christians and Jews to resolve is how to better relate to each other when the proverbial elephant is in the room.

How might Christians better relate to Jews

What Is The Elephant?

The Elephant is the desire on the part of many Christians to evangelize Jews.

As one Jew eloquently stated several years ago,

"Christians have to understand Jews did not volunteer to become participants in the final act of a play they didn’t write".

And they need to understand the sensitivity that many Jews have to their uninvited conversion efforts.

Jews should be accepted and loved for who they are, and for the unique role they have in God’s plan for humanity.

They should not be looked upon merely as conversion targets, because the moment a Jew senses this the elephant immediately enters the room.

Earnest Christians, many of whom have a genuine love of the Jewish people might,

Seriously consider how much Jews suffered at the hands of Christianity.

Centuries of misunderstanding.

Abuse.

Expulsions.

The Holocaust.

And Replacement theology only widens the gap between Jews and Christians.

* Replacement theology, also known as supersessionism, essentially teaches that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan.

A PDF explaining Replacement theology is available for download.

Countering Anti-Semitism

And being seen to condemn and even attempting to counter anti-Semitism would go a long way to fostering a better relationship.

God Revealed Himself To The Jews

It is to the Jews that God chose to reveal himself, and with whom he established the Sabbath.

The God given Sabbath is a Saturday and not a Sunday, and both the old and the new testament confirm that it was never changed to Sunday.

The Catholic Church brought about the change to Sunday in the fourth century, as part of a growing effort by the fledgling religion, as it steadily moved away from its birth as a sect of Judaism.

* Seventh Day Adventists honor the Sabbath on Saturday.

Jesus And Paul Were Jews

Almost all of Christianity’s doctrine is based on the writings of Paul, whose real name was Saul, and who lived his entire life as a Jewish Pharisee and steadfastly considered himself to be a Jew.

In spite of the Church’s effort to portray him as a convert to Christianity.

And another noteworthy point is that, contrary to what most Christians and many Jews have been taught, Jesus, whose given name was Yeshua Ben Yosef did not abolish Torah.

*Torah – The law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Hebrew scriptures (the Pentateuch).

The Jews Are Not Lost

It would also be mutually beneficial if many Christians were to develop a more objective and respectful understanding of what Jews have contributed to the world, rather than simply looking upon them as "lost".

With more than 1,800 years of persecution and death having been perpetrated against Jews by Christians, it should be easy to understand that Jews are skeptical, hesitant, and more often that not resistant about entering into a meaniful relationship with a Christian.

And especially if they sense the Christian is singularly interested in converting them to the very religion responsible for long years of persecution against them.

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School Uniforms-Are They A Good Or A Bad Thing?

School Uniforms In America

In America many schools allow students to wear pretty much whatever they want, although there are often prohibitions; girls can’t show cleavage, stomach, too short a skirt, spaghetti strap, etc.

Whereas others require that students wear collared shirts and no jeans etc. and some require full uniform.

Are school uniforms a good or a bad thing? They are on the increase!

In 2009–10, about 19% of public school principals reported that their school required students to wear uniforms, an increase from 12% in 1999–2000.

Also in 2009–10, approximately 57% of public school principals reported that their school enforced a strict dress code, an increase from 47% on 1999–2000.

In Other Countries

In the U.K., Japan, Hong Kong, and several African countries, school uniforms are worn in almost every school.

In France and Germany, school uniforms are worn in just a few schools, and in some countries they’re not worn at all.

The Times They Are A Changing

Recently however some countries are reviewing or have already changed their stance.

Both France and Germany are reconsidering bringing school uniforms back.

On the other hand, some schools in the U.K. have gotten rid of school uniforms.

With such different rules in these different countries, it’s perhaps important to think about whether or not school uniforms are really necessary, and why.

The Upside

An obvious upside is that kids from poorer families won’t be looked down on by kids from richer families who wear the latest designer clothes and accessories.

Another upside is that if a kid acts badly out of school by fighting or stealing etc then it’s easy to identify what school he or she comes from.

And I can’t honestly see a major downside to insisting on kids having to wear a uniform.

President Clinton Is Pro School Uniforms

President Clinton thinks they’re a good idea. In a March 1996 speech he said:

“If it means that the school rooms will be more orderly and more disciplined, and that our young people will learn to evaluate themselves by what they are on the inside, instead of what they’re wearing on the outside, then our public schools should be able to require their students to wear uniforms".

President Obama apparently doesn’t thing they’re important enough to have and opinion about.

What do you think?

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Combat, Should Women Serve In Combat Units?

One Woman’s View Of Women Serving In Combat Units

Women - Should Women Serve In Combat Units?

Should Women Serve In Active Combat?

“I’m neither women’s lib nor a woman that thinks that women should stay at home and be limited to cooking and cleaning”.

“And satisfying a man’s urges when called upon to do so even when I’m not in the mood, is certainly a turn-off”.

“The US military amongst many others now has women serving in combat units, and Israel has not only long had women in the IDF but it now has female fighter pilots”.

“There’s a part of me that says”,

"Hey gals, go for it if that’s what you want.",

“and then there’s another part of me that says”,

"Hey gals, you might think you want it when you’re in your 20s, but how will you feel when you’re older and maybe have a children?".

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Women In The Military

The Pentagon plans to fully integrate women into front-line and special combat roles, including elite forces such as Army Rangers and Navy SEALs, by 2016.

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