Church claims he was mistranslated; however, the interview was conducted in English and Church approved the transcript. People are clearly very intrigued by this idea, and I don't know if it is because of some morbid curiosity, genuine disgust, or sincere interest in this being true. I can't imagine this would pass any human research subjects board, though apparently Church has been getting emails from women offering to be a surrogate. Church initially suggested that a female chimp carry the Neandertal baby which is much more outrageous to me. It indicates very little knowledge about paleoanthropology and perhaps someone thinks Neandertals are a missing link between modern humans and chimpanzees?
Der Spiegel's comments about the media frenzy surrounding the first article: