Beliefs do NOT get automatic respect. This seems to be a popular perception amongst the religious and frankly its starting to peeve me. I tend to hear this mostly from Christians, but Muslims too, who believe their religious views are immune to criticism, satire, or mocking simply because they have them. Why I ask? Would you by default respect someone’s racist belief? How about someone’s belief that the world is flat? Beliefs don’t merit automatic respect because some beliefs are immoral, evil, or just plain stupid. All beliefs, all ideas, and all opinions are subject to review and criticism. To NOT do this just forgoes moral and intellectual responsibility. So in conclusion if you want your belief respected…you better be able to justify it. If you’re not able to then you’re nothing but a chowder head.
via Brain Pickings
Damage caused by a heart attack has been healed using stem cells gathered from the patient’s own heart, according to doctors in the US.