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.
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...):
It depends on a hell of a lot of things, but I think it can be done.
So simple, a caveman could do it.
Paging gunner’s Mom.
Please pick up the white courtesy phone.
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?
Some other ideas of what Neanderthals looked like:
What if we brought Neanderthals back and they really were smarter than we are?
Sounds like a job for a Kardashian.
Maybe some of Sunken Civ's people can help answer that question.
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?
based on genetic code found in fossil remains
fossils dont form in 33000 years -
At the present stage of technology, I’d say it’s impossible.
Furthermore, the method described would not produce a Neanderthal, but a Homo sapiens/Neanderthal chimera (organism consisting of a mixture of H. sapiens and Neanderthal cells). It would probably be rather odd looking. For instance, the skin would probably have a mottled appearance, due to different color skin genes in the two cell lines. To get the Neanderthal baby, one would have to cross two chimeras, with a 1/4 chance of the baby being a Neanderthal. That’s because the germ cells would be a mixture of Homo sapiens and Neanderthal cells.
Even if it were possible, a project like this would take a couple of generations. I don’t know that any independent review board would give it their ethical blessing.
Do we really want to expand the liberal voter base?