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Re: Linnean Classification and Creationism



>In a message dated 95-12-14 12:05:11 EST, ArtSippo@aol.com writes:
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>>The arguments over what really is or isn't a fish
>>or reptile or bird is purely arbitrary since the only really extant
>>biological types in nature are genera and species which are the only groups
>>which may share a common gene pool.

Dino George replies:
>Even these are arbitrary: When are two species close enough to be
congeneric?<<<

The defintion of congeneric refers to two or more species that share the
same genus.  What do you mean by this retort?  Congeric refers to congeners,
as in 'co-genera', and there are lots of species close enough to be
congeneric, nearly all in essence.

-CP

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