View Poll Results: Should they be cloned?

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    Neanderthal Cloning

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknap...a-neanderthal/

    What do you guys think? If we did it in an ethical way where it was treated like a human?
    Last edited by Thalian; 2013-01-21 at 08:06 PM.

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    Read about it earlier, I'd find it rather interesting if they were brought back.. though, they died out for a reason.
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    Do it. Put all those "playing god" catch phrases aside and do it. For science.
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    I'm a bit fuzzy on the ethics of this, but I'd love to see all the new things we could learn about non-human intelligent species.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiili View Post
    Read about it earlier, I'd find it rather interesting if they were brought back.. though, they died out for a reason.
    They either died out because they were unable to adapt fast enough after the ice age to find enough food.
    Or they were bred out with human genes.
    Or they were genocided by humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    I'm a bit fuzzy on the ethics of this, but I'd love to see all the new things we could learn about non-human intelligent species.
    I'm not sure if it's fair to call it a non-human. They'd be as different to us as chimps are to bonobos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bathory View Post
    Do it. Put all those "playing god" catch phrases aside and do it. For science.
    Playing god? Aren't creating light bulbs "playing god" since "god" created light?

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    Why did I read the title as Neanderthal clothing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalian View Post
    They either died out because they were unable to adapt fast enough after the ice age to find enough food.
    Or they were bred out with human genes.
    Or they were genocided by humans.

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    I'm not sure if it's fair to call it a non-human. They'd be as different to us as chimps are to bonobos.

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    Playing god? Aren't creating light bulbs "playing god" since "god" created light?
    They're sufficiently different to be considered a separate species. Perhaps I should have said a non-homo sapien.
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    Uhm. Why should they be cloned? We wouldn't learn anything about their "society" nor would we get any biological information that we don't already have.
    I'd rather limit focus to replacement parts and food, not on entire living beings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zao View Post
    Uhm. Why should they be cloned? We wouldn't learn anything about their "society" nor would we get any biological information that we don't already have.
    I'd rather limit focus to replacement parts and food, not on entire living beings.
    This...i don't want to vote because I really don't know why we would even consider it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalian View Post
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknap...a-neanderthal/

    What do you guys think? If we did it in an ethical way where it was treated like a human?
    That's an oxymoron right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisif View Post
    That's an oxymoron right there.
    What's an oxymoron? Ethical cloning?
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    I don't really see a point. They were so near human rasing one like a human would probably result in basically a human.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    They're sufficiently different to be considered a separate species. Perhaps I should have said a non-homo sapien.
    Actually they've been demoted/promoted to sub species since the whole interbreeding thing came out... Buncha malarky if ya ask me but whatever.

    As for cloning em YES PLEASE world needs more hairy folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiili View Post
    though, they died out for a reason.
    They didn't die out, they interbreeded with more numerous homo sapiens, most europeans (and people of european descent) have naenderthal genes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudomix View Post
    They didn't die out, they interbreeded with more numerous homo sapiens, most europeans (and people of european descent) have naenderthal genes.
    anybody not from africa has some percentage neanderthal DNA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    What's an oxymoron? Ethical cloning?
    Yes. I really don't see cloning for research/medicine as being "ethical" in the slightest.
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    I think we should be cloning anything and everything we can get our hands on. The only way to advance the technology to perfection (which it clearly isn't) is through trial and error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    They're sufficiently different to be considered a separate species. Perhaps I should have said a non-homo sapien.
    We can breed with them can't we? /sexytime
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezerte View Post
    We can breed with them can't we? /sexytime
    Yes, they are more or less considered a sub species, because of viable offspring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorensen View Post
    I don't really see a point. They were so near human rasing one like a human would probably result in basically a human.
    They don't share a single bone in their body with us. That right there is different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisif View Post
    Yes. I really don't see cloning for research/medicine as being "ethical" in the slightest.
    Not only research but we'd know that we could bring back species. If it were smart enough it could live as a human. Nothing unethical about that. If that's unethical we should stop advancing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorrior View Post
    Actually they've been demoted/promoted to sub species since the whole interbreeding thing came out... Buncha malarky if ya ask me but whatever.

    As for cloning em YES PLEASE world needs more hairy folks.
    Neanderthal aren't hairy...

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