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I have to agree


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Posted by Serpwidgets on February 15, 2003 at 22:55:29:

In Reply to: Re: like i said... posted by Kingmilk on February 07, 2003 at 00:35:35:

I think the whole "anti-hybrid" argument is based solely on what would qualify as "religion."

I also think it's largely a matter of "taxonomy abuse."

In the end, if some hybrid escapes into the wild and does happen to bring some new gene(s) into a wild population, there will be one of two results:

1- the gene is detrimental and is quickly bred out of the gene pool.

2- The gene is beneficial and "improves" the species.

I don't see the problem. The only "problem" I can see is that there could be changes for those who seem to think there is some universal (and magical) dividing line between what we humans arbitrarily define as "species."

To all the anti-hybrid people who act is if hybridizers are "playing God" all I can say is, "whatever. Get a grip on reality. YOU do not define nature. Get over YOUR OWN God complex."



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