Ladies, Man Down Your Hormones

Ladies, I truly apologize. It turns out the offer to be a surrogate baby-momma for a neanderthal’s little bouncing ball of joy was premature:

Harvard geneticist George M. Church

Harvard geneticist George M. Church

It turns out that a reported plan to clone a Neanderthal baby was lost in translation.

Harvard geneticist George M. Church was quoted in the Daily Mail as looking for an “adventurous woman” to serve as a surrogate for a “cloned cave baby.” The shocking headline spread quickly across the media with no small amount of help from major news aggregators like the Drudge Report.

But the Boston Herald dug a little deeper into the story, joining a long list of news outlets that contacted Church for an explanation.

Church told the Herald Monday night that the Daily Mail article was based on an interview he gave to the German-language magazine Der Spiegel and poorly translated comments he made about the possibility of one day cloning a Neanderthal.

Lost in translation? That poor excuse still works?

5 thoughts on “Ladies, Man Down Your Hormones

  1. Aww… I was hoping that was real! (Not that I wanted the job – TRUST me!) Maybe he had a bad translator, maybe he was using Google translator – you know, sometimes a translation that is too literal comes off quite odd!

  2. Lil C: You know, I was thinking that you could be the perfect person for this little experiment. Oh well.
    Struan: Haha, true!

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