Here. I've been busy this weekend - this is one of those stories I wanted to post but didn't get a chance to. I don't understand why this is such a bad thing.
Look, these guys will be very human. I'd prefer we try it with mammoths first so we don't bring forth a humanoid that is going to have a miserable existence because of some mistake. The fact is you can put down a mammoth gone awry in a way that we probably shouldn't be putting down neanderthals.
But once we make that "make sure you can do it right" point, I don't see what all the hubbub was about. This seems like an excellent thing to pursue.