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RE: My feeling on hybridizing...

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Posted by: aspidites at Fri Sep 2 18:12:52 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by aspidites ]  
   

"Yes, of course. I didn’t start out as a locality breeder. "

So to extrapolate from your own quote here: "meaning if you like to cross species you may be that much more likely to cross localities" apparently you yourself are on an equal footing with hybridizers who have just as likely a propensity as yourself to cross localities?

"Presently, I have nine alterna in my collection that are considered “generic”, three from Ric Blair, four from Craig Hodgson, and two from a California breeder that shall go nameless. "

No need to be coy Roy. The nameless breeder is Todd Smith. Again you seem to assume that there is some type of shame associated with 'outlaw' locality breeding, right?

"All these alterna were acquired prior to the new listing standard, and will be voided soon. I’ll probably give them away to kids at the next herp show I attend. "

It was your choice to purchase these 'unsubstantiated' localities. As discussed earlier, not everyone necessarily requires the proof that others do and are content to take someone's word for the most part. Is it nice to have a family tree? Sure, but it is not the end all be all of locality breeding. Those animals might be just fine for someone else who might trust those individuals, correct? I believe that you are just attempting to make a point about how shameful individuals not on the current list should feel about themselves and implying that their animals are thus worthless. Again, few are as pure as you so it is a difficult standard to live up to.

"I wanted to add another alternative to my standards for proof, Occam's razor. Should that be an acceptable standard?"

Sure, I'd like to add another possible standard myself: The Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Or maybe the objective collapse theory as it differs from the Copenhagen interpretation. LOL.


   

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