The headline flying across the Internet yesterday seemed too outlandish to be true:
“Wanted: ‘Adventurous woman’ to give birth to Neanderthal man — Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby,” Britain’s Daily Mail exulted.
And Harvard University geneticist George M. Church, the scientist at the center of the viral vortex, says it was: Way too outlandish, and entirely untrue.He blames a mistake in an article he says was written off an interview in the German magazine Der Spiegel, badly misinterpreting what he said …
This happens much too often and gives translators a bad name. Could it be that translation was correct but Daily Mail distorted it on purpose to sell more papers? Also, who translated the article? An intern? Was editing and proofing done? It’s unfortunate that professional translators become an untrusted group of people because someone who has no business in translation takes on the job and does it very poorly.
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