To: Last Visible Dog; muawiyah
Mentioning mules reminds me of the Neo-Darwinist beleif that two similar things not being able to reproduce is the only and solid proof of specizations. Interesting. So does that mean a horse and a donkey are the same species since they can reproduce? The evo logic seems flimsy.
It's not a "belief", it's part of the definition of "species".
Take an island with plenty of grass and water. Introduce 100 stallions and 100 jennies. 100 years later it will be free of equids. Same thing with 100 mares and 100 (male) donkeys. If you have co-ed horses and asses, 100 years later you still will have two popoulations that breed true. Therefor horses and donkeys are different species.
posted on 09/27/2006 3:45:43 PM PDT
(What do you call an honest creationist? An evolutionist.)
This does not apply to flowering plants. It's theoretically possible to find dissimilar species of flowering plants that can "breed" so that you could take a gene from something like corn and through clever breeding insert it in the genome for an oak tree.
Floweing plants do everything different than the other critters on Earth.
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