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Lydia Griffin

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Should we clone and revive Homo Neanderthal?

Scientists at Max Planck Institute have sequenced the complete genome of Neanderthal. What benefits could N. bring to the Sapiens mix of Today? And should interbreeding be contemplated?

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    Mar 21 2013: ZX, so right! I would love to meet Neanderthal men, women and children; but would we ever allow them to be free? I doubt it. Brain size is relevant, yes. But somehow I have the feeling that Homo N. would have a different kind of intelligence (for one thing, our cultural accretions and evolutions would be missing), like a whale or an elephant or a dolphin. What say you?

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