The Neanderthal is perhaps the most controversial extinct species eligible for cloning and resurrection, primarily due to logistics: The surrogate species would beus. As the most recently extinct member of theHomogenus, Neanderthals are widely considered a subspecies of modern humans. Cloning them might be controversial, but it could also be illuminating.
A Neanderthal clone would also probably be most viable. Scientists have already completed a rough draft of the Neanderthal genome, for instance.
The question is not so much “could we do this?” but “should we?”
This would be so interesting! We could learn so much from this, like would the subject be able to adapt to modern life, is it more of an issue concerning when the subject was born or does the subject’s genetic make up come into play and therefore in it’s mind it wouldn’t be as advanced as modern humans?
I can’t make up my mind if I think the neanderthal would act like a neanderthal or because it would be born into modern times it would just act like a modern human and just adapt? It’s just so interesting.
I find this appalling!
You’re talking slavery here. You’re talking about giving birth NOT to a free human being but to a scientific experiment. You’re not talking about an individual with a life of their own, but some who was born to be studied.