Woman wanted to give birth to a Neaderthaler: Harvard Professor says: “Don’t be scared of the technology”

I have been arguing at length that modern science is too complex that we have to worry that single weired professors could create inpredicatable “Frankensteins”. But read today’s newspapers: Harvard Professor, geneticist Church is serious about having an “adventurous woman” give birth to a Neanderthaler. He has “understanding” for ethical issues involved, but as always, it will pay off for humanity! And after all, the Neanderthaler may well be more intelligent than the casual homo sapiens.

See for a full interview with Professor Church based at Harvard in the recent interview with “Der Spiegel”-english version

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/george-church-explains-how-dna-will-be-construction-material-of-the-future-a-877634.html

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About renevonschomberg

Dr. Dr.phil. RENE VON SCHOMBERG is a science and technologies studies specialist and a philosopher. He holds Ph.D's from the University of Twente (NL) (Science and Technology Studies) and J.W.Goethe University in Frankfurt (Philosophy). He has been a European Union Fellow at George Mason University, USA in 2007 and is employed by the European Commission. He is author/co-editor of 14 books. His current major project is to develop ideas and policies to drive innovations towards the grand challenges of our time.
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