Skip to comments.Wanted: 'Adventurous woman' to give birth to Neanderthal man-professor seeks mother for cloned baby
Posted on 01/20/2013 9:06:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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A Neanderthal in his/her terrible twos would be a challenge.
But give some thought to a Neanderthal teen.
Nope, nope, nope...will not volunteer for this no matter how much money is involved. Even if I could, I’m just not that adventurous.
Humans are dangerous.
Sigh,,, why the hell not? I say lets do it. It’s no weirder than anything else going on in the last year.
If it works out, we can always enlist him as a grunt in the USMC. He might really be happy there.
I have a much younger brother like that. I always thought I should have sold him to the gypsies or dropped him off with a sounder of feral pigs. He would have become the alpha of the sounder.
Why in hell do we need another Democrat?
First off, "Neanderthal man" is an oxymoron:
What Neanderthals actually looked like (6" ice-age fur coat removed for demonstration purposes...):
A face only a mother could love.
It depends on a hell of a lot of things, but I think it can be done.
So simple, a caveman could do it.
“modern humans kicked Neandertal @$$”
Actually, it is looking more and more like Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon simply merged. Europeans are 3-4 percent Neanderthal, and the Neanderthal population was one tenth or less the size of the Cro-Magnon population at the time of the ‘event’.
Paging gunner’s Mom.
Please pick up the white courtesy phone.
Naaaa,, they didn’t look anything like that. Thats some kid who has that comic book, satanic, heavy metal, death fetish idea of what they looked like.
I have a book about cavemen from the early 60s. They were just regular dudes with a little more muscle and forehead. And they were always hooking up with cro magnon chicks. So this caused conflict, and we used our brains to kill them all.
The chicks were the cause of it all.
Some people say that it’s a woomaan to blame
But I know it’s my own damn fault.
So sayeth Jimmy Buffay. :)
Neanderthal DNA is about halfway between ours and that of a chimpanzee, what do you expect them to look like?? Vendramini has basically nailed it.
(image courtesy www.themandus.org)
This is really silly.
To my knowledge, while we may have the ability to sequence DNA, we are a looonngg way away from being able to assemble functional DNA artificially.
Haven’t done it with the simplest organisms yet, far less something as complex as a human.
Shouldn’t we start with bacteria or something?
Leads one to question how exactly Europeans acquired Neandertal DNA, especially since my understanding is that it is all essentially in the female line.
I don’t think I’ve ever been that desperate.
I'll vote no on that.
Better than humans. With appropriate controls.
Or maybe just let the Good Lord take care of such things.
They look like cavemen. That looks like something come up with by a screenwriter and producer who has a completely new theory he invented on his own.
Oh wait,, thats exactly WHAT it is. I’m as qualified as that dude, and I* say they were cavemen, wearing skins, and they were gettin’ down with the dirty girls from our human camps. And that caused a war, and some babies with some DNA from the Neander valley bros.
My first preference.
They actually looked a lot like Shrek, except for the green skin.
Some other ideas of what Neanderthals looked like:
What if we brought Neanderthals back and they really were smarter than we are?
“Shouldnt we start with bacteria or something?”
Nobody want to see that in a zoo. We should skip right ahead to Neanderthals, mammoths, and T-rex’s.
If we can get four or five breeding pairs of T-rexes in Texas, they’ll start a hunting season for ‘em. In thinking a .460 Weatherby mag, or a Barrett 50 bmg rifle. But if you can’t shoot it offhand, that kinda seems unsportsmanlike. (i think)
I think I’d want something along the lines of a 50 cal machine gun for a T-rex.
Sounds like a job for a Kardashian.
I read a short story about that very thing. It all started with a scientist cloning a Neanderthal, just as this article describes.
The idea in the story is that Neanderthals were much smarter than the Cro-Magnon men, but could could not survive the Ice Age due to their higher dietary requirements that came from being so large and muscular.
However, once Neanderthals were introducted into modern society with little resource scarcity, they started outcompeting modern man, taking all the best university slots, etc. The story was leading to another confrontation between us and them, and the Neanderthals intended to win this time.
You, being desperate, has nothing to do with it.
If a Neantherdal, male or female, gets you, you’re going to have relations with him/her.
Maybe some of Sunken Civ's people can help answer that question.
The chicks were the cause of it all.
Same as always: “let’s you & him fight, while I sneak behind the bushes with that guy over there; the winner can have me...maybe.”
20mm? If it’s close, you need fast knock down power to stop a reptile: quad-40.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury. I’m just a poor caveman. Your modern world frightens and confuses me.”
T-rex had very little brain and a whole lotta meat between the side of its chest cavity and its heart. You’d need to be damn lucky to knock it down with one, maybe two shots of anything 50cal or smaller. Better to use the 25mm Bushmaster or similar. Otherwise, the only thing shooting it would get you get is 6 tons of really angry chicken with big teeth.
Might make a great football player? Or a boxer? Could be an ideal soldier—take a licking and keep on ticking. I think that they would not really be very different from us—maybe better in some ways.
> What if we brought Neanderthals back and they really were smarter than we are?
Probably more intelligent than a liberal certainly
No, I’m talking abour really smart.
Suppose that we brought Neanderthals back to life, and the reason they went extinct wasn’t because they were dumber. Suppose they were more intelligent than modern humans, and just happened to have a run of bad luck that wiped them out before they could develop technology.
Suppose that Neanderthals turned out to be genetically intelligent enough that when brought back and put into a modern world with modern education they absorbed everything we could give them, made straight A’s and advanced into our universities by age 14. Suppose they had eidetic memories and could typically grasp physics, chemistry and so forth pretty easily.
Imagine a world in which modern humans are outclassed by a different variety of human being.
Bigger issue: will the neanderthal be classified as human? How about a genetic construct with 10% chump DNA? 20%? 90%?
Well, they seem to have made tools and jewelry, and probably had language, so that sounds pretty human to me.
It seems we may have won out though because although they certainly had big enough brains, we were simply nerdier and more social and could probably talk more clearly:
So just like you’ve heard: Networking skills are important.
Oh - incidentally, if you have some European ancestry, like probably almost all Americans, then you’re probably part Neanderthal.
Modern humans tend to hunt in packs.
How's this for an explanation? A woman would stay with her own tribe, so any Neanderthal-CroMagnon baby with Cro-M mother would be incorporated into a Cro-M tribe and bring in Neandertal DNA. If the father was Cro-M, then the baby would be incorporated into Neandertal tribe.
Somehow, the title brought to mind AlGore!
ManBearPig himself. :-)
It was only a matter of time before someone wanted to make a Frankenbaby.
“professor seeks mother for cloned baby”
I thought Ward Churchill was a professor of social justice, when did he move into genetics?
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