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Neanderthal Story Untrue! Bad Translation According to Harvard Professor...

 
Anonymous Coward
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Neanderthal Story Untrue! Bad Translation According to Harvard Professor...
The headline flying across the Internet yesterday seemed too outlandish to be true:

“Wanted: ‘Adventurous woman’ to give birth to Neanderthal man — Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby,” Britain’s Daily Mail exulted.

And Harvard University geneticist George M. Church, the scientist at the center of the viral vortex, says it was: Way too outlandish, and entirely untrue.


“The real story here is how these stories have percolated and changed in different ways,” George M. Church, a Harvard geneticist who helped kick off the Human Genome Project, told the Herald last night. “I’m sure we’ll get it sorted out eventually.”

Church said his phone was ringing off the hook yesterday with reporters from around the world calling to talk to what they believed, and no doubt hoped, was a modern-day Dr. Moreau — the H.G. Wells character who created weird hybrid animals.

He blames a mistake in an article he says was written off an interview in the German magazine Der Spiegel, badly misinterpreting what he said — that such a cloning might theoretically be possible someday — and arriving at the conclusion that he was actively looking for a woman to bear a cave baby with DNA scavenged from ancient Neanderthal bones. He suggested poor translation skills may be part of the problem....

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Re: Neanderthal Story Untrue! Bad Translation According to Harvard Professor...
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to keep it up at the top...
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Re: Neanderthal Story Untrue! Bad Translation According to Harvard Professor...
Most of us have already neanderthal DNA anyway.
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Re: Neanderthal Story Untrue! Bad Translation According to Harvard Professor...
You know with technology the way it is today, I was surprised but figured it must be possible. This professor was kind of a jerk thinking we all "obviously" know the current state of genetic sciences. Typical jackass professor, lol.
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Re: Neanderthal Story Untrue! Bad Translation According to Harvard Professor...
No! I'm shocked!
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Re: Neanderthal Story Untrue! Bad Translation According to Harvard Professor...
The thing is, all kinds of news agencies picked up the English translation of the story and ran with it without rechecking it for accuracy. I'm still seeing the story circulate around different news sites, lol!
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Re: Neanderthal Story Untrue! Bad Translation According to Harvard Professor...
The thing is, all kinds of news agencies picked up the English translation of the story and ran with it without rechecking it for accuracy. I'm still seeing the story circulate around different news sites, lol!
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some try to tell me thoughts they cannot defend. just what you want to be, you will be in the end!

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Re: Neanderthal Story Untrue! Bad Translation According to Harvard Professor...
LOL!!


lmao
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Re: Neanderthal Story Untrue! Bad Translation According to Harvard Professor...
They already did the cloning.

Ever hear of Wookie?

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