I'm still getting used to the idea of the American president not being an idiot. It's refreshing when you hear things like this:
"The restrictions that President Bush has placed on funding of human embryonic stem cell research have handcuffed our scientists" - US President Barack Obama
But then you come back down to earth when you read typically moronic things like this a few paragraphs later
"Speaking to the BBC in January, Dr Robert Evans, a pastor and bioethicist, said he would oppose any move to allow federal funding for new stem cell lines.
"What it signals is that the human embryo has been denied moral standing and a corresponding right to life," he said.
"As an evangelical who believes all life is created equal in the image of God, and that we have moral standing from the moment of conception, I would view that as a very chilling decision."