Syngameons

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by NDS, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. NDS NDS Registered Senior Member

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    He's not even in the same city.
     
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  3. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Chimpanzees and humans are more closely related than, for instance, some species of very similar looking birds. I assume the purpose of your theory is to account for the space and care requirements Noah must have needed to save all the species that exist today. You do this by assuming all related species aren't species at all, but more like mutts, variations within a breeding population. Well, apes are no more likely to breed with humans than bobcats and tigers, but you classify them as the same biblical "kind", for which you use the word "syngameon". Having Noah and his family on board would make catching another representative of the great ape syngameon unnecessary.

    If humans and apes are not in the same syngameon, then you must explain what exactly differentiates such morphologically similar animals. And by extension, why other morphologically dissimilar animals can be considered as part of one group.
     
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    But spidergoat, Noah and his family were not great apes.
     
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  7. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    I disagree. They were really great apes.
     
  8. NDS NDS Registered Senior Member

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    No, IAC, apes can't build ships. But their hyper mutt ancestors can.

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    Apes and humans are not of the same syngameon.
     
  10. NDS NDS Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah, I know. Due to isolated breeding groups post-deluge they speciated off from a common ancestor and now can longer mate. Pretty cool, eh?
     

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