Calling All Scientists to the Babytron!

The Raelian Movement, a UFO religion, is seeking "scientists" to help in the creation of artificial wombs. Because, you know, that’s what the world really needs. The womb machine will be called the Babytron []. You know they mean business if they registered the domain name and designed a web site graphic.

You remember the Raelians, right? They claimed, through Clonaid, to have cloned a baby a few years ago. I guess it was the world’s most ugly baby because I never saw it.

Oh, and more recently, Rael came to the defense of Tom Cruise after Cruise made controversial comments about psychiatry. There is no specific mention about Rael’s views about treatment for postpartum depression though.

For a little background, see the Raelian entry in the Skeptic’s Dictionary or the official Raelian Movement web site.

By the way, I discovered the Babytron through some more errant web research.


3 Responses to “Calling All Scientists to the Babytron!”

  1. Mark says:

    I can’t believe you linked to the Raelian website and somehow managed to avoid mentioning that Rosie O Donnell has been named an honorary raelian. Words fail me.

    July 29th, 2005 at 2:19 pm

  2. AJ says:

    As far as I know, Rosie O’Donnell is not a scientist, and thus, probably has no expertise to offer the Babytron project. I know we’d all like to see Rosie on the team, but let’s keep our heads about us before this starts looking like a live taping of We Are The World.

    July 29th, 2005 at 10:30 pm

  3. Chris says:

    An artificial womb would be quite useful if it could be used for preemies. Something that replicates the placenta and umbilical cord might allow early-term babies to put off using their lungs and digestive tract until those systems have had the proper amount of time to mature. The use to which the Raelians might put such an invention would probably not be supported by mainstream society, but I don’t think the idea is on its face crazy.

    January 15th, 2007 at 3:27 pm