Post Script

From: Steve Hinkson (
Date: Thu Sep 02 1999 - 00:02:27 PDT

Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 00:02:27 -0700
From: Steve Hinkson <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg3114$foo@default>
Subject: Post Script

> I understood that bit about splitting
 up _Homo_ was a joke, but I don't understand why you feel that
using "modern Botany" rules, that you could make this split.

Ok, take your example in the last post about human "races".
Blacks and Anglos have a different bone structure, different outward
morphology, different
hair, distinct soft tissue features that breed true, and obviously,
different pigmentation that isn't environmentally expressed.

A set of plants with that many differences might not even be in the
same genus.

Zoology has a definition of species that's inmutable, though. If it
breeds, and produces viable offspring, it's the same species. No room
for subjective observation there.

By that thinking, though, ALL Nepenthes are the same species, with
racial variation by location,
just as in the genus Homo.
Now that's "Lumping"?


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