Jim will like this one:
A scientist has said it would be possible to clone a Neanderthal baby from ancient DNA if he could find a woman willing to act as a surrogate.
From the Telegraph.
The guy in question is George Church, professor at Harvard School of Medicine. Take a look at him.
Some preacher circa Massachusets 1680
Well the guy does look insane. But don’t take my word for it. See his rationale for wanting to clone a Neanderthal.
“When the time comes to deal with an epidemic or getting off the planet or whatever, it’s conceivable that their way of thinking could be beneficial. They could maybe even create a new neo-Neanderthal culture and become a political force. The main goal is to increase diversity. The one thing that is bad for society is low diversity.”
What’s with this guy? Perhaps he’s taking blue pills to cure his narcolepsy? As Moldbug says, he started with blue weed and is now with blue heroin. The one thing that is bad for society is low diversity. Holy crap.
Now I’ve heard many theories about the diversity cult. The Jewish conspiracy to prevent the emergence of another white majoritarian movement. The Earl Raab quote. That makes some sense. But cloning long dead humanoids to increase diversity? Because they might help treat epidemics! Well, how are all those diverse tribes around the world been doing with their medical research? Any Rohingya Alexander Fleming lately? I think its pretty obvious that diversity causes epidemics. Ask the Amerindians about it.
I guess it’s simpler than that and this guy is just an attention-whore. Judging by the sheer amount of pictures he has on Google Images, yes he looks like the kind of guy who’s just so glad of having met himself. Narcissist academics. Perhaps in 200 years, the story of the decline of Western Civilisation will be summarised with those two words.
It is a sad world we’re in, where the only way to get some media attention is to announce some new scheme for dividing and conquering your own society. Fortunately we have another narcissistic academic who makes good arguments against the diversity cult. He’s not doing too well though.
UPDATE: There’s a lot more on an interview he gave to Der Spiegel. After reading it I’m inclined to cut the guy much more slack. If only because of the horribly smug attitude of the Stasi-descended Spiegel journalists. People, if you think the American Cathedral is bad, you should come see the Northern Europe branches.
It seems the guy is just an almost stereotypical mad scientist with a lot of ideas, and is genuinely curious about how Neanderthals would behave. That’s legit, I can’t say I’m not curious myself. I’m also inclined to think that his diversity nonsense is just a trick to deflect a Cathedralist inquisition. It’s not working though, see how the Spiegel interrogates him on his faith. He doesn’t have one, so he’s toast.