well, there are some moral implications of cloning a neanderthal since these creatures are sentient like us. ive read somewhere that it may be possible that neanderthals are even smarter than us, though they do not have complex ability on art or the like. anyway, the neanderthal looks like ron weasley when hes gonna be 40.
This. I don't see cloning happening anytime soon, as not many people would agree to having a sentient and human being (they're unarguably human after all) cloned for study reasons. Imagine what it would look like - kind of like having someone in a zoo to see and study his/her daily behaviour and things we have in common and things we don't. Seeing the whole uproar and heaty discussions about embryonic stem cells - cells! - which have arisen in the past few decades, cloning and studying a human being, looking very similar to ourselves, being actually kind of related to us, seems very far off, imo. There's a huge ethical question in there, altough it would be pretty much mindblowing and interesting, admittedly, to have some Neanderthals alive right now.
Edited by Lily, 24 October 2012 - 01:27 PM.