Hey Becky,I'm going to admit I've totally forgotten all this 'family', sub-family stuff.How do 'species'(all the Bible gives us) relate to all this. My contention is that there IS evolution within species, but no evolving into another species, by natural means any way. So, for instance, could the hippo, peccaries and pigs (if they could find a way!) reproduce?Ok, first things first; an example of the taxonomy of the Philippine warty pig :Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaOrder: ArtiodactylaSub-Order: Suina Family: Suidae Genus species: Sus philippensisCommon Name: Philippine warty pig Philippensis is the species name in this example, but we use the genus and species names together to label living things. This is how all living things are classified.The actual definition of a species is simply a group of organisms that can mate and produce fertile offspring.Here's m-w.com:===Main Entry: 1spe·ciesPronunciation: 'spE-(")shEz, -(")sEzFunction: nounInflected Form(s): plural speciesEtymology: Middle English, from Latin, appearance, kind, species, from specere to look -- more at SPYDate: 14th centuryd (1) : a category of biological classification ranking immediately below the genus or subgenus, comprising related organisms or populations potentially capable of interbreeding, and being designated by a binomial that consists of the name of a genus followed by a Latin or latinized uncapitalized noun or adjective agreeing grammatically with the genus name (2) : an individual or kind belonging to a biological specieshttp://www.m-w.com/ ===So the answer to this one...So, for instance, could the hippo, peccaries and pigs (if they could find a way!) reproduce?...is no way, girlfriend. They'd never interbreed in the wild, and you have to stay within the same species to produce non-sterile offspring.KingdomPhylumClassOrderSub-Order <--- hippos, pigs, and peccaries share thisFamilyGenusSpecies<--- which is waaaay different from this. My contention is that there IS evolution within species, but no evolving into another species, by natural means any way.I don't think I understand what you mean in this sentence. Maybe you could elaborate on your definition of evolution/evolving.Take care,AmyP.S. I'm jealous that all you guys got to have pet pigs. I've wanted a pig since age 6 when I read Charlotte's Web.
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