In “Would it be wrong to resurrect the Neanderthals?” I considered anthropologist Chris Stringer’s claim that it would be wrong to clone a Neanderthal based on the Neanderthal genome. I was intrigued both by the strong moral stand that Stringer took as well as the broader questions about humanness and speciesism that it broached. This prompted me to […]
Would it be wrong to resurrect the Neanderthals?
Over the holidays many people indulge in drink or sweets. Like a true nerd, I indulge in reading all the books I couldn’t get to during the semester. Among those books was anthropologist Chris Stringer’s Lone Survivors (Henry Holt, 2012). The book presents Stringer’s Recent Out of Africa (ROA) theory according to which homo sapiens […]