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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/06/070625-dna-resurrection.html

Now I know that everyone talks about cloning mammoths, and in that this article is nothing new. This is the first time I've heard any mention of Neanderthals, however. Can they do that? I mean, ethically speaking? What rights would they have? Could they vote? What happens to human rights if there's more than one species of human? I don't like it. The thought of this makes me extremely uncomfortable. The idea of Neanderthals among us is pretty neat in theory, but I just know the whole thing would get very ugly very fast.
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wow.. that is a problem. no neanderthals. I totally disagree with cloning.

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#4
you'd see a lot of violence against them bcuz some ppl wouldn't accept them as humans and start some racist revolt or sumthin
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#7
I think it'll be a good and a bad thing.

Good because if they clone neanderthals people might realize that us homo sapiens aren't so different from eachother really, we could be so much further away from eachother genetically. Maybe it'll put a stop to some racism (amongst homo sapiens anyway).

Bad because they'll steal our walmart jobs!!!
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#9
They'd clone one or 2 and keep them in a lab, not let them loose on society

I think it would be terrible, and inhumane to do that. I mean, that'd be like keeping a human in captivity, right there
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#11
The Neanderthal would not be able to function normally in society.
What kind of life would it lead?
My guess is that they would only use it for experiments.
Which would result in a huge controversy.
This makes me extremely uncomfortable as well.
#12
It would be interesting to see how a Neanderthal would re-act and adapt to the world we know today.

With modern advances, it would be interesting to see what they're capable of.
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#13
To be honest, the prospect is incredibly intriguing and the great advancements scientifically that would be famed cannot be denied, but with something like this, you're only bringing back a backwards species. Neanderthals evolved into the very beings we are today. It would be unethical to allow a species such as them to "reincarnate" so to speak, as they themselves would almost certainly struggle to adapt to our environments. Then again, you could argue that they would accustom themselves to what they know, and what we have now is all that they would ever know. But would they have the mental and physical capacity to be able to interpret that and live amongst us. I highly doubt it.
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Those Geico commercials would actually offend someone now...
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To be honest, the prospect is incredibly intriguing and the great advancements scientifically that would be famed cannot be denied, but with something like this, you're only bringing back a backwards species. Neanderthals evolved into the very beings we are today. It would be unethical to allow a species such as them to "reincarnate" so to speak, as they themselves would almost certainly struggle to adapt to our environments. Then again, you could argue that they would accustom themselves to what they know, and what we have now is all that they would ever know. But would they have the mental and physical capacity to be able to interpret that and live amongst us. I highly doubt it.


Actually, Neanderthals evolved around the same time as modern man, and the two species coexisted for a very long time. It was the climate change at the end of the last ice age that killed off the Neanderthals. They weren't that far behind us. If a chimp can learn sign language then a Neanderthal would probably able to adapt a lot more easily than we're willing to give them credit for.
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Actually, Neanderthals evolved around the same time as modern man, and the two species coexisted for a very long time. It was the climate change at the end of the last ice age that killed off the Neanderthals. They weren't that far behind us. If a chimp can learn sign language then a Neanderthal would probably able to adapt a lot more easily than we're willing to give them credit for.


But surely the advancements of man generally since the time of Neanderthals would put them in a serious disposition. I mean mankind has evolved so much and to expect them to live at a pace such as ours would surely be unreasonable. It would result in massive costs and they would almost certainly end up in some form of captivity. Personally I think both the economic and moral issues outway any pros.
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I bet they'd fit in if they went to like, a Dragonforce show
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I bet they'd fit in if they went to your house.
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#19
watch as these guys pick up a guitar and shred the living crap outta it. then our rockstar jobs will be taken and people in the pit will be even more like neanderthals
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Actually, Neanderthals evolved around the same time as modern man, and the two species coexisted for a very long time. It was the climate change at the end of the last ice age that killed off the Neanderthals. They weren't that far behind us. If a chimp can learn sign language then a Neanderthal would probably able to adapt a lot more easily than we're willing to give them credit for.


Good Point.
It will be interesting to see what happens if they actually go through with it.

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anyways..

we should re-create cool things, like terradactyles, and Giant slothes, and T-Rex.
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I bet they would fit in in your moms room!

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No but they might fit in my "mum's" room. When I need some space to fill I'll make sure to give you a call.
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#23
so many funny things were just said.

But I agree with MakinLattes. They died out for a reason and it's great we have become so advanced but it would be stupid to bring these creatures back.

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Omg... what a generic, yet hilarious comeback
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#25
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We have rockstar jobs??

you WISH you did. that is the imporntant part. there is no way you could get one after them. you think you can out harmonise the 7 neanderthals or out shred the Nean "da" Thorn? yeah right!
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"It's theoretically possible, and I think it's going to be done at some point," Poinar said.

He says that once you have the genome of a mammoth, you could compare it with the genome of its closest relative, the Asian elephant. (Related: "Woolly Mammoth DNA Reveals Elephant Family Tree" [December 20, 2005].)

Then you could genetically engineer the elephant DNA, point by point, so that it matches the mammoth DNA.

Then, by inserting this modified DNA into an elephant's egg cell, and implanting it in an elephant's womb, you could create a modified elephant that's nearly identical to the original mammoth, Poinar says.

Or it could become possible to make entire chromosomes from scratch.

"I wouldn't be surprised if, in ten years, you'd be able to synthesize chromosome-length DNA," Poinar said.

"Five years ago everybody was saying you'd never be able to sequence the genomes of extinct animals ... but here we are. We're not that far away now."

But Poinar isn't sure we should bring these extinct animals back.

"The more poignant question is whether this should be done," he said. "This needs to be discussed way in advance. And the time is now, because it's going move very, very quickly."

It's not clear where we'd put a herd of mammoths, for example, and the natural predators that once hunted them—other than people—are also extinct, he added.

"I can't think of a good reason to do it, other than the 'wow' value."


I think it's mainly talking about mammoths and the only thing about neandertals is mapping their genome.
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#28
I don't think we are all that much more advanced now than when neanderthals co-existed with us. Technologically maybe but I think we are as brutal now as we were when we killed them off the first time so why bring them back?
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#29
could i have one as a pet?
i'd keep it in my backyard, it could have a little plastic house shaped like a cave and everything...
i'd be the envy of all my friends
#31
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What would happen if a neanderthal banged a chimp?


It would have a retarded monkey frog fish baby.
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What would happen if a neanderthal banged a chimp?

Most likely the chimp would kill him.
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What would happen if a neanderthal banged a chimp?



What would happen if a Neanderthal banged your mom!


Serious now, inter-genus relations. It's gonna happen if we bring them back. Not that we already have Neanderthal like people (in their harriness, stupidity, etc) but I really pity what that kid's gonna go through, it's gonna be 1968 all over again.
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could i have one as a pet?
i'd keep it in my backyard, it could have a little plastic house shaped like a cave and everything...
i'd be the envy of all my friends



it'd sorta be like Phil of the future..not like i watch that show or anything...

#36
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#37
i dont think they should clone previous humans. i mean, honestly, its not like they wouldnt understand our world. if they were raised with a normal family, they would probably develop similar to a normal modern child, and they wouldnt really be much different, except in appearance. it wouldnt be like going back in time and bringing one into todays world. they wouldnt know any better if they were cloned.

still, i dont think its right to do it.


other animals i think might be ok to try it with, but it just seems wrong to do it to a human.
#39
Natural selection anyone?
Jesus, this would just be a super bad idea. Interesting to see obviously, but just plain wrong. It would **** up everything if they were mass-introduced.
Plus, it'd be one more group to hate on. We'd have species-ists all over the place.
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What would happen if a neanderthal banged a chimp?


Go find out!(pics or it never happened).
I doubt the idea of cloning neanderthals...Cloning doesnt work very well, theres alot of problems with the clone, and the chances are rare, dolly the sheep was like, 1 in 148. Plus what you would need to clone it from would be long decomposed.
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