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RE: My feeling on hybridizing...

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Posted by: aspidites at Fri Sep 2 12:32:22 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by aspidites ]  
   

You are more than welcome to feel this way. I guess you don't agree with mules either? Ever eaten a tangelo or a grapefruit? Did you get the same feeling in your stomach? What about intergeneric hybrids in nature, i.e. - marine and land iguanas?

Granted, equating hybridization with producing generics or mis-matching localities was a bit of a stretch in comparison, however it was part of a larger point of the fact that dishonesty is not something that could be unique to hybrid breeders, but pure race breeders as well.

"I think when someone hybridizes, they call into question a reluctance to draw the line in a much more exponential sense, meaning if you like to cross species you may be that much more likely to cross localities."

I believe that this is more of a personal bias rather than something that is based on empirical evidence. So what you are saying is that you have never produced a generic alterna? If you have then clearly you don't have the same ability to draw the line either, right? In my opinion it is quite a leap to make the assumption that you are making, but again you are entitled to your opinion. I also think it is quite an extrapolation for you to believe that there is necessarily some inherent 'shame' that hybridizers feel with regard to what they do. Were that to be the case, I think it would be much more common that they didn't admit to what they were doing, nor advertise the fact that they were doing it.

"I completely agree that it shouldn’t automatically discredit someone as long as there aren’t other “issues” present. "

What other types of 'issues' would there be short of catching someone in a lie or proving them wrong in some other way?


   

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