wow what a whopper! this man is either a liar or insane.
if he really was a geneticist as he claims he would know the better counter arguments to such crap.
chromosomal differences! pigs and chimps have different chromosomal numbers, it's one of the reasons why humans can't hybridize well with chimps as
found by the nazis and russians
this makes me laugh: "here distant crosses have been investigated scientifically, the results have been surprisingly successful (399.6, 399.7, 399.8).
In fact, there seems to be absolutely nothing to support the idea that interordinal crosses (such as a cross between a primate and a nonprimate) are
impossible, except what Thomas Huxley termed "the general and natural belief that deliberate and reiterated assertions must have some foundation."
oh really? where is your evidence? oh yeah..you have none. he may be right that humans have not tried to hybridize lots of animals, but he is
claiming that his claims happen in nature not carried out by humans!
pigs and chimps have no environment that relate to each other, and they share nothing in common when it comes to sexual attraction and are not even
close to the same family!
this guy's evidence is what? how pigs and humans kind of seem to look alike because of superficial things? he uses the common pig, the one found on
farms, the one we breed
to eat. all he is seeing is the results of what humans have done, he dismisses wild pig species claiming they aren't
anyone who believes this tripe, think about this: a pig with less fur is a lot easier to use by humans than a boar with a tough hairy hide, humans for
thousands of years have been breeding pigs to eat and making them easier to eat means less hair and less hide.
as intelligent as pigs are, they are not that smart, and the heavy fur and tough hide would be necessary for them to survive, while in turn humans
have the ability to reason and learn to make up for the lack of natural defense most animals have.
if he is right, how did pigs get the way they are 200 thousand years ago? we only started breeding 10 thousand years ago, for the other 190 thousand
they looked like the boars he dismisses.
unless he is going to argue pigs looked that way 200 thousand years ago? i'd like to know how they survived that long, considering the wild pigs look
hardly like them and they have barely any defense against predators.
what this guy is seeing and apparently ignoring in favor of a a wacky idea, is in fact human influence on the pig species. he details out all this
stuff about what humans have and other primates don't, but ignores the obvious facts that we have replaced or evolved away from the other primates due
to our level of intelligence creating other means to replace the natural abilities of other primates.
what he is seeing is sexual selection, less environmental influence allowing other genes to show up in generations of pigs. he talks about how humans
and pigs have similar eye color changes but, that is selection not removing the eye color from the population due to humans not caring what color a
pigs eye color is when they are food.
as for humans, we don't care as much about eye color or we like certain types so it never gets filtered out.
what i figure is that dark eyes make you less likely to be seen by predators or prey, so brown is the most common since any other color would be
filtered out, though life can produce any color.
it's why most parrots in nature tend to be green and parrots in pet stores are all kinds of colors, because the ones that aren't green never get
it's funny, for a geneticist he goes out of his way to ignore everything that answers his questions and is determined to argue the absurd.
edit: it's funny but the guy never talks about ring species, yet ring species are where all of the hybrids mostly come from!
for people not familiar with the term, a ring species is two species that can hybridize but naturally won't breed together.
take lions and tigers, they will hybridize but their natural environments are so far apart that they won't breed naturally, and only through human
means do we have lygers and tions.
the theory is that there were species between asia and africa that would breed with both of them, a ring if you will, making them related enough to
hybridize, but they died out leaving the two species that don't.
hybridization is interesting but this stuff he wrote is wrong, and he should know better.
edit on 5-7-2013 by demongoat because: (no reason
edit on 5-7-2013 by demongoat because: (no reason given)