Originally Posted By: paul

mule , donkey , horse are all the same KIND.
the mule is a partition from the donkey and the horse.
a mule is not a new KIND or new species.
a mule is a breed.


As an aside Paul science says Horse and Donkey are different species because at a genetic level Horse has 64 chromosones and Donkey has 62 chromosones and so they have to be different species according to science.

Just so we are clear I am not saying you are wrong or there is anything wrong with you definition of "kind" it just isn't the same as a science species. Classification is a very subjective thing and science and you differ which is fine. I am trying to keep everything honest and open so you don't misunderstand.

It does however illustrate the issue that we aren't going to be able to discuss things in science terms we will need to use your terms.



Edited by Orac (01/01/13 05:30 PM)
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