Saturday, 19 January 2013

Man seeks woman. Reason: Neanderthal baby.

http://www.completegenomics.net/adventurous-woman-needed-as-surrogate-for-neanderthal-baby/

Interesting story which I am not entirely convinced is genuine. Even if it is, not sure it would ever be allowed to happen.
 It does certainly present an interesting moral dilemma of whether or not we have the right to bring back in to existence a species that died out 30,000 years ago. Do we have the right to usurp evolution in such a manner?
What if they are smarter than us? Do we run the risk of engineering our own extinction by bringing in to existence a species that is superior to us?

A very interesting debate, I'm not sure which side of the argument I fall on at this point.

Tread carefully...

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