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Josef Mengele Now Writing for Wired Magazine?

I must say, this is one of the more disturbing pieces I’ve read in quite a while:

Seven Creepy Experiments That Could Teach Us So Much (If They Weren’t So Wrong)

And I read through the seven examples, I was struck by the shear uselessness of their hypothetical experiments. Just one example: Could mating a human and chimp really “teach us so much?”

The scarier aspect of this is I can think many more creepy experiments that are closer to reality than these stupid ideas. But, of course, I’m anti-science for thinking that maybe there should be limits on stuff like embryonic-stem-cell research.

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