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info wanted on man ape hybrid

Paul Linehan linehan at ceph.cephb.fr
Mon Aug 21 04:16:50 EST 1995

Dear Mr. Lester,

There is no such thing as a man-ape hybrid.  A hybrid is a cross between
two different individuals within a species (eg white & red flowering pea
plants).  By definition, two species are not capable of interbreeding,
therefore there is no man-ape hybrid.  If there were man-ape hybrids, man
& apes would be considered to be of the same species.

Interesting..... what about mules? They are crosses between different species
(i.e.l horse and donkey) which are of course infertile. I also seem to
remember reading in the literature about crosses between different species 
of Drosophila.... 

Are these creatures hybrids?



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