The Raelians: Building Better Humans? [The Publisher’s Ring]

The Raelians: Building Better Humans?

“Cloning may be good and it may be bad. Probably it’s a bit of both. The question must not be greeted with reflex hysteria but decided quietly, soberly and on it’s own merits. We need less emotion and more thought.”

– Richard Dawkins

I expected feedback on my last column, “What the modified can do for the mutants of the future”, which outlined how body modification could help prepare humanity for major morphological changes in generations to follow. However, I’d written it sort of tongue-in-cheek, so I was very surprised when I got a personal email from Rael — yes, that Rael. The email told me that it was important that we talk and urged me to call him at Clonaid in Geneva.

Sidebar: More info

The Raelian Message – Homepage
Clonaid – Corporate site
RAR/The Raelians – For skeptics

Rendering of the Raelian embassy, with Rael.

BME members are welcome to contact Rael c/o BME at
[email protected]. Any mail sent here for the next week will be forwarded directly to Rael’s private address. Please do not use this address after April 7th (2004) as it will cease forwarding at that point.

For those of you who don’t know, the Raelians are an organization — some would say “alien sex cult” — that believes in scientific creationism — that “aliens” came to this planet and manipulated primitive DNA in order to create humans. In 1973, French journalist Claude Vorilhon (who now goes by “Rael”) was contacted by a small alien being who told him that their race, the Elohim (“those who came from the sky”, as described in Genesis), had been the ones who had created human life on Earth, and that mankind had mistaken them for gods and built religions around them. Because of the moon landing, they felt we were mature enough to hear the truth, and dictated the Raelian message.

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