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Originally posted by ejsaunders
The scholar in me suggests it was a myth created by people who had never seen people so integrated with their mounts in war, but the other voices in my head suggest that most people know what horses are and you can clearly see the legs of riders, so there is SOME reason for people to have 'made up' these fantastical beasts.
The horse genome has 32 pairs of chromosomes and contains about the same amount of DNA as the human genome (three billion base pairs). The horse genome appears to include vast regions of DNA that do not code for genes, as does the human genome.
One of the most interesting horse chromosomes is 22. It is nearly identical to human chromosome 20 and part of mouse chromosome 2. These three regions not only share most of the same genes, but the genes also appear in the same order among all three species.
Originally posted by werewolf99
It should be noted that horses have different skin to humans. Name me a species with different skin types? All animals have one type of skin. Also a centaur would have 6 limbs and so why the hell it would eveolve into a horse with a mans top half? It makes no sense at all.The only way it I can think of is an operation. Fusing a mans top half onto an animals. But this seems impossible. Obviously a man on a horse mistaken for 1 being. In the past many men spent more time atop a horse than on foot. A way of seeing a different culture. After all if you are on ahorse all day it is a symbiotic relationship. Just not really one being.
Originally posted by tzdub
reply to post by KromeDragon
I think you've been spending WAY to much time in the internet swirl. "Centaurs"?!?!?!?!?!? go do something productive. the thing about the internet is theres alot of info out there. People create realities by connecting things and making things up. but really???... Centaurs???
Originally posted by IronMan
"tell me more, tell me more,
did you get very far?"