Some mad scientist is looking for an “adventurous” woman to bear an experimental Neanderthal hybrid baby.
Since his remarks hit the media and caused an uproar, the guy who is, yes, slyly agitating for this, has gone into doubletalk mode to pretend he is not:
Since that article ran, Church has come out saying that’s not what he meant, exactly. He blames the misinterpretation on the poor translation of an interview with him that appeared in the German magazine, Der Spiegel.
“I’m certainly not advocating it,” Church told the Boston Herald. “I’m saying, if it is technically possible someday, we need to start talking about it today.”
Mhm. What do we need to talk about besides. “No. Never. End of conversation.”? Let’s try his language with something that is recognized by all as morally repugnant, such as the possibility of gassing all the Jews in Europe:
Since that article ran, Mengele has come out saying that’s not what he meant, exactly. He blames the misinterpretation on the poor translation of an interview with him that appeared in the German magazine, Der Sturmer.
“I’m certainly not advocating it,” Mengele told the Boston Herald. “I’m saying, if it is technically possible someday, we need to start talking about it today.”
So: talking about what?
Church explains that genetic engineering gives researchers a way to start with an intact genome of an animal and change it to the genome of another animal. You could start with an elephant’s genome, for example, and change it into that of a mammoth’s.
“The same technique would work for the Neanderthal,” he writes, “except that you’d start with a stem cell genome from a human adult and gradually reverseengineer it into the Neanderthal genome or a reasonably close equivalent. These stem cells can produce tissues and organs. If society becomes comfortable with cloning and sees value in true human diversity, then the whole Neanderthal creature itself could be cloned by a surrogate mother chimp or an extremely adventurous female human.”
You know, that doesn’t sound at all like “No. Never. End of conversation.” It sounds like “This would be a really cool thing to try and we just need to soften the ground of public opinion until stupid people are on board with it. So yeah. The guy is advocating this, but using Orwellian BS to pretend he isn’t. The trick of slyly asking “Has God *really* said? We need to start talking about this” as a preface to proposing monstrous evil is a favorite of the culture of death.