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Re: Terrapins: At Well Past 100, They're in the Mood
Ronald Orenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
<Without speaking for Professor Spotila, I'm sure he knows better than this.
He is an expert on turtles, and there are at least three different sex
determination methods in that group alone, including a number (chelids,
softshells) that do not depend on temperature at all.>
<<But his premises are trash,>>
I agree with Ron here, and was vry circumspect in how I referred to the
theory, but the second quoted statement above (and the logic chain applied)
were not mine, but David's (I was attributed). I also brought up differential
determination (achevied by some crocodilians and [as Ron notes] some turtles).
Jaime A. Headden
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
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