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Old 03-25-2020, 09:15 PM
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Default Re: Mixing Species, or Let's create a novel pathogen!

Originally Posted by Xue View Post
People have been in contact with animals for as long as the two have been together and whatever will naturally occur has and will.
The point is what can happen artificially; there ain't nothin' natural about the mixing that some keepers do.

Also, on that line of argument ("whatever is going to happen, is going to happen"), a person can justify any atrocity whatsoever.

Originally Posted by Xue View Post
I think the likeliness that we unleash a killer virus from our tanks is low to none.
You caught what Pumilo wrote about the possibility that chytrid was such a pathogen, caused by genetic mixing in captivity, right? That means nothing to you, or what?

BS arguments ("whatever is going to happen...") and "likeliness" claims in the face of a counterexample are both worthless.
I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd.

- Whitman

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