A Big Cloning Job for the Raelians

Of the world’s hundreds of religions, none captures the imagination more than the Canadian-based Raelian movement. Legitimacy is a different matter.

The Raelians, who believe aliens created the human race through genetic engineering, made headlines last year by announcing their own scientific miracle, the cloning of a girl named Baby Eve. No DNA evidence or other proof was forthcoming, however, and scientists turned their collective back on Raelian researchers, despite their claims of having cloned 12 more babies.

Now the group’s founder and spiritual leader, His Holiness Rael (former French journalist and race car driver Claude Vorilhon) is taking a different tack. Rael, 57, last week said he will clone a woolly mammoth from 18,000-year-old remains found recently in Siberia by French explorer Bernard Buigues.

Ad: Vacation? City Trip? Weekend Break? Book Skip-the-line tickets

The creature will be put on display at UFOland, the Raelians’ extraterrestrial information center in Valcourt, Quebec, according to the group’s Web site.

More Washington Post articles on Religion

Source

(Listed if other than Religion News Blog, or if not shown above)
The Washington Post, USA
May 2, 2004
www.washingtonpost.com
, , ,

Religion News Blog posted this on Tuesday May 4, 2004.
Last updated if a date shows here:

   

More About This Subject

AFFILIATE LINKS

Our website includes affiliate links, which means we get a small commission -- at no additional cost to you -- for each qualifying purpose. For instance, as an Amazon Associate, Religion News Blog earns from qualifying purchases. That is one reason why we can provide this research service free of charge.

Speaking of which: One way in which you can support us — at no additional cost to you — is by shopping at Amazon.com.

Travel Religiously

Book skip-the-line tickets to the worlds major religious sites — or to any other place in the world.