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Old September 21st 07, 05:59   #40
Jade Jaguar
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Re: EpDis: Dust To Dust

Originally Posted by hypatia View Post
I don't know, but as a science, why wouldn't the same apply to animals? Is a mule more "evolved" than a horse or a donkey? It can't even reproduce, if I remember correctly.
Not all hybrids are sterile. There is a phenomenon called hybrid vigor, or heterosis, which is that some hybrids, or crossbreeds, are somewhat superior to either parent. Bet you can find more details on Wikipedia, if you are interested.
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