He wants a brave man, he wants a caveman

Der Spiegel interviews a Harvard professor who thinks we're nearing the point where we could implant Neanderthal DNA in a human egg. Of course, that would take a woman willing to carry a Neanderthal to term. Actually, several women, because what's the point of growing just one?

No, you would certainly have to create a cohort, so they would have some sense of identity. They could maybe even create a new neo-Neanderthal culture and become a political force.

Via Boston Business Journal.

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Neanderthal Culture

It isn't what you think it is.

From what little we know, they were apparently egalitarian with regard to gender, and didn't seem to do a lot of warring.

So, maybe Cro-Magnons are guilty of both projection and are the violent ones? hmmmm ...

As a Neander-American ...

As a Neander-American, I fully support a political party. For too long our concerns have been overlooked:

* Can't find "Breathe-right" strips to fit our noses.
* Public parks have baseball and soccer fields, but no mastodon-hunting fields.
* Can't make open fires in the office to gather around.
* Animal pelts only come in "Small" and "Medium"
* No one's explained how tiny tiny people get into machine called "phone"
* Not enough jobs in the TSA to hire us all.