Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Stalin Sought Ape-Man Soldiers

Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sought to create ape-man soldiers, according to an article in the Scotsman. The methods employed were ludicrous; suffice it to say there were female chimpanzees involved.

It is interesting to consider that a similar effort made today might well succeed. We now have a basic understanding of the genome. We would know where to start, in such research. Practical? Who knows.

As far as I know, no one plans to try.

On the other hand, in 1900, not too many people would have foreseen Joseph Stalin.

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