Clonaid Announcement

Clonaid CEO/Raelian UFO cultist Brigitte Boisselier just announced the birth of a cloned baby girl. She offered no proof.

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  • ||

    Food for thought: one article from newscientist.com says
    "Opponents of human cloning point to the high rate of miscarriages of cloned animal fetuses, and the high rate of defects in live births. Boisselier has claimed that the large number of female cult members willing to act as surrogate mothers increased their chances of success."

    So does that mean that Clonaid impregnated a large number of women to increase their chances of obtaining a viable birth, or that the president of the company - Brigitte Boisselier - is an idiot without the slighest grasp of statistics?

    I'll be interested to see what the writers at Reason have to say about this, since it can't help the cloning debate very much that a fringe cult was the sponsor.

  • ||

    They claim to have started 10 pregnancies, 5 aborted spontaneously, one has been born, 4 continue.

    As for proof, that should be easy enough to get, unless it is indeed just a fraudulent publicity stunt. What would the motive for faking be? No such thing as bad publicity?

  • Tim||

    Casey:

    "I'll be interested to see what the writers at Reason have to say about this, since it can't help the cloning debate very much that a fringe cult was the sponsor."

    Reason's Ron Bailey has his response up. You can read it by clicking on my name, or just going to the Reason.com front page.

  • Bill Peschel||

    When someone opens their piehole and bleat out something like this, I wish a reporter would emulate a line from a Monty Python skit:

    Interviewer: An excerpt from Carl French's latest film. Carl, we're all a little mystified by your claim that your new film stars Marilyn Monroe.
    Carl French: It does, yes.
    Interviewer: Who died over ten years ago?
    Carl French: Uh, that's correct.
    Interviewer: Are you lying?

  • ||

    Tim: thanks, and thank Mr. Bailey for me as well. An excellent article, as is usual for him.

    Is it just me, or is he one smart sumbitch? How does he keep track of all that stuff?

  • Tim||

    "Is it just me, or is he one smart sumbitch?"

    Dittos here.

  • دردشه عراقية||

    Thanks

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