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


About Rene von Schomberg

Dr. Dr.phil. RENE VON SCHOMBERG is a philosopher and a STS specialist. He is currently Guest Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt. 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 has been with the European Commission since 1998, where he is now leading a team on Open Science. He is author/co-editor of 14 books, and establishing a global resource on Responsible Innovation. In july 2019, the 'International Handbook on Responsible Innovation. A global rescource' was published. The book brings together the work of 60 leading authors from all over the world. He is running a blog: https://renevonschomberg.wordpress.com
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