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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:16 AM   #121

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 12:33 PM   #122

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^ Might make The Apprentice less insufferable.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:37 PM   #123

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^ Might make The Apprentice less insufferable.
A Neanderthal possibly bashing in the skull of a reality show contestant? I would watch that show.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 01:51 PM   #124

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Saw an acrticle on this the other day. Seems a bit unethical. Why create something that is essentially a human being but so different that it will struggle inmodern society.

The Max Plancke institutte has more or less proved that most of us carry Neandertal bloood, so why bother?
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According to some bioethicists, human babies do not have human rights. What makes us think it would be any different for a neanderthal baby?
We can approach the matter on different levels. Ethics is not law, first of all. I was thinking to the legal aspects.

For example, in the countries [Italy included] where abortion is legal, there is an evident limitation of the human rights of the living being who is not born yet.

Anyway, generally, it is considered that once the individual is born ["it" becomes a newborn], the subject acquires the human rights [so that it's usually illegal to exercise abortion after the birth, when the baby already breaths. This is usually extended for some months before of the birth on pure considerations of bioethics which can vary from a country to an other].

If we want to be accurate, we should take into consideration the basic human rights, in fact freedom of religion or freedom of expression are not exactly granted rights for a child ...

But at the end society limits our personal freedom and so the exercise of our human rights.
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