Yeah, well, so is democracy. But apparently, the people who asked us to finance one of the most ambitious projects in the history of science didn't trust us to make an informed decision. The states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are all about to embark upon their own stem-cell projects, each of which will involve millions in public cash. Perhaps they might treat their voters with a little more respect.
The East Bay Times did not mention that New Jersey citizens have already been exposed to something similar to the Baker report, in the form of a report from Rutgers. And Baker gave a talk at Princeton.
New Jersey voters are more likely to be hosed on the stem cell issue.