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Monday, August 30, 2010

AMU Seminars on Jackson Labs

The Naples News reports:
The prospect of a large, secular biomedical research complex close to the campus of Ave Maria University will spark "heated controversy over the role of religion in science," AMU president Nick Healy said in a speech Thursday night.

To explore issues raised by the proposed Jackson Labs biomedical village, AMU faculty will organize "a series of panel discussions, lectures and seminars, open to the public, as to the interface between Ave Maria University's mission as a Catholic university and a secular scientific research institute," Mr. Healy said near the end of his annual welcoming address at the start of the academic year.
I'm glad to see that AMU will be providing a forum for engaging the controversy over Jackson Labs. Let's hope someone challenges Healy's, the NCBC's, and AMSL Dean Milhizer's (erroneous) claims that Jackson Labs does not cooperate with any evil when it comes to human embryonic stem cell research and that, in fact, Jackson Labs's practices are consistent with Catholic Church teaching.

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