[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Orangachimps??? (off-topic)

David Marjanovic wrote:
> According to the biospecies concept, there _must_ be more than one species
> involved -- I can't imagine animals with different numbers of chromosomes
> could have much fertile offspring.

Surely people with Down's Syndrome can have children?

And of course just having the same number of chromosomes doesn't
guarantee a successful mating. I believe kangaroos have the same number
of chromosomes as a potatoe. Now there's a hybrid I'd like to see... :)


Dann Pigdon                   Australian Dinosaurs:
GIS / Archaeologist         http://www.geocities.com/dannsdinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia        http://www.alphalink.com.au/~dannj/