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Neanderthal to be born to surrogate mother?


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#1    Saru

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:41 AM

There have been indications that a cloning experiment to create a live Neanderthal may be on the cards.

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While the idea of reviving Neanderthals may sound farfetched, take for example the work of biologists to clone endangered or extinct non-human animals.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

Don't feel like this is something we should do.


Also wouldn't the money, resources and scientists be better put into something that will actually help the human race.

Edited by Coffey, 19 January 2013 - 02:09 PM.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

Oh dear, not more Frankenstein science. :no:  They really work hard to dispel the myth that Science is primarily interested in tampering with nature, don't they.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

Human already can get along just because of creeds colors and religion and someone wants to create an all new specie alltogether???? Shouldn't scientist start working on improving the majority of human in new ways of thinking?


Forgot to say... I'm sure there isn't going to be a problem finding a chickybutt who will volunteer for it.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

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Venture into most city and town centres after pub 'chucking-out' time, and you could be forgiven for thinking the cloning of 'Neanderthals' has been performed on a massive scale for years!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

will be needed to be the surrogate mother for the first Neanderthal baby in some 30,000 years.

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?? isn`t the world ending by then?

Eventually, this could lead to a Neanderthal-like embryo in need of a surrogate mother.

like? oh dear, Frankestein it is. Just because they are "scientists" does not make this right. I wonder if someone is 'sponsoring' them to do this? just shows some of these scientists have no qualms about playing with nature, and yet so many rely on evidence they give us.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 19 January 2013 - 03:17 PM, said:

will be needed to be the surrogate mother for the first Neanderthal baby in some 30,000 years.

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?? isn`t the world ending by then?


I think they must mean "the first for 30,000 years", not that they'll be ready to do it by about then.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

View PostLord Vetinari, on 19 January 2013 - 03:40 PM, said:

I think they must mean "the first for 30,000 years", not that they'll be ready to do it by about then.
Possibly, but the first 30,000 seems a long time to do this research. :cry:
maybe they need a sponsor to cover the costs for 30,000 years, i do hope the sponsor is not the tax payer.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

If this was about birthing an extinct animal, we would be all over this, saying how great and what an achievement it was.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

View Postvoidla, on 19 January 2013 - 04:42 PM, said:

If this was about birthing an extinct animal, we would be all over this, saying how great and what an achievement it was.
Er, no ....... we wouldn't!

This ..... this is your life as it passed before other people's eyes.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

View Postvoidla, on 19 January 2013 - 04:42 PM, said:

If this was about birthing an extinct animal, we would be all over this, saying how great and what an achievement it was.
But it isn`t.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

View Postouija ouija, on 19 January 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

Er, no ....... we wouldn't!
i see you have changed your hair colour...nice. :D

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

How would you feel as a freakish object of experimental scrutiny for a entire lifetime. A bit of empathy required in this type of experimentation.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 19 January 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

i see you have changed your hair colour...nice. :D

Thank you! :D  And the blue of my ripped t-shirt sets it off perfectly, doesn't it?

This ..... this is your life as it passed before other people's eyes.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

View Posthighdesert50, on 19 January 2013 - 05:27 PM, said:

How would you feel as a freakish object of experimental scrutiny for a entire lifetime. A bit of empathy required in this type of experimentation.
yep , would not be a free person... for sure.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.




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