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Despite news reports, scientist says he is not seeking a woman to bear a Neanderthal baby

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NEW YORK — A prominent genetics expert from Harvard Medical School wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He is NOT looking for a woman to bear a Neanderthal baby. Not even an adventurous one.

“Definitely not,” said George Church.

Is he advocating for creating a Neanderthal? No. Does he plan to pursue such a project? “We have no projects, no plans, we have no papers, no grants,” to do that, he said in a telephone interview Tuesday.

You wouldn’t know that from some press reports that shot around the Internet the past few days, which made Church sound like he was supporting the idea and even looking for an “adventurous” woman to bear the Neanderthal child.

Church says those reports are based on misunderstandings of an interview he gave the German magazine Der Spiegel. The publication had approached him to talk about his recent book, “Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves.”

Church said the idea of bringing back Neanderthals gets brief mention as a theoretical possibility, and the book refers to an “adventurous” woman merely to point out that the process would require a woman who no doubt would be adventurous.

“It said you’re going to need someone like that if you’re going to do it,” he said. “It’s certainly very different from taking out a want ad.”

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» 17 Comments

  1. grayscape

    January 25th, 2013

    C’mon…. All those prog-whores and not one ballsy enough to give birth to an Alan Grayso…uhhh…caveman?

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  2. thirdtwin

    January 25th, 2013

    Just more journo-lism at its finest. Next we’ll find out that Al Roker didn’t really shart himself at the White House.

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  3. Eleanor in Hell

    January 25th, 2013

    What? There are no more Stanley Ann Dunham’s?

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  4. Bad Brad

    January 25th, 2013

    I’ll do it damn it.

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  5. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 25th, 2013

    How many more Richard Trumka’s can one Earth handle?

    :evil:

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  6. JimBob

    January 25th, 2013

    A Neanderthal baby could be good, if u had bad neighbors.

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  7. Bad Brad

    January 25th, 2013

    grayscape, Come on. Alan is a pussy on the first degree. He’s a pig. Easy to make his ass squeal. Remember that diner he was in and stirred up a confrontation with local Tea Party members. Some old lady should hooked the POS. I’d bet money that puss has a glass jaw.

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  8. thirdtwin

    January 25th, 2013

    Bad Brad, impersonating a Neanderthal is a felony in many states.

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  9. thirdtwin

    January 25th, 2013

     
  10. Bad Brad

    January 25th, 2013

    thirdtwin. LOL, I’m not impersonating.

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  11. Bad Brad

    January 25th, 2013

    Oh, you mean Alan. That dude is a freaken loser in the first degree. How could you contain your self face to face with that retard.
    I here by forthwith apologize to all retards.

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  12. thirdtwin

    January 26th, 2013

    You may be onto something, Bad Brad. I have read where a certain percentage of Europeans carry neanderthal DNA. Think about it: reservations, casinos, endangered species status, National Association of Neanderthal-Americans, Congressional Neanderthal Caucus…endless possibilities.

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  13. conservative cowgirl

    January 26th, 2013

     
  14. Drackxman

    January 26th, 2013

    It’s been proven that neanderthals were people who suffered from something like Rickets. Neanderthal was not a part of mans evoluton, which is bullshit. It’s easy to disprove evolution, but hard to make the evolutionist believe truth…. On the lighter side of this story, the dear leader hussein obama apparently had 2 girls with mooshelle. I still don’t believe that’s true. He’s gay, right ? Anyway, she being a Wookie has got to be as close to a neanderthal as anything.

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  15. Carlos The Jackal

    January 26th, 2013

    Nature chose Neandethals for extinction. I guess you could say they were the dawn of man EBT crowd…

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  16. B. Hussein Obama

    January 26th, 2013

    Too late, anyway … y’all should see the Moose without any clothes – it would scare a bushel of coconuts.

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  17. really enraged

    January 26th, 2013

    He isn’t looking for a “host” now because he’s awaiting the award of a big federal grant.

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