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Xindi Nomenclature

ENT567

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Report this Jul. 25 2009, 9:48 am

I meant, not known to Humans. It doesn't mean they did not exist.

Splurk

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Report this Aug. 10 2009, 7:31 am

I think you misunderstood, what I meant is that each episode had two versions, one in which the same sentence they say primate, and in another humanoid.

They just overdubbed it, probably from primate to 'humanoid' for certain markets.

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Report this Aug. 10 2009, 11:33 am

You know what is incredibly interesting about the Xindi, the fact that there were so many dominant species alive at one time.  I liked the idea, but the problem is evolutionary theory would suggest that dominant species tend to cancel others out, which leads only one.  Homo sapians vs. Homo erectus for example.

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Report this Aug. 10 2009, 5:51 pm

Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Aug. 10 2009, 11:33 am)
You know what is incredibly interesting about the Xindi, the fact that there were so many dominant species alive at one time. ¿I liked the idea, but the problem is evolutionary theory would suggest that dominant species tend to cancel others out, which leads only one. ¿Homo sapians vs. Homo erectus for example.

Well they could have developed in their early stages at different land masses, that way they would not be in conflict with the other species.  By the time they started encountering each other they could have been at basically the same stage of development.  We know they had major conflicts on their original home world, but they could have been relatively equal in technology and intelligence.

Just a theory, they never really explained in that much depth in the show.

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Report this Aug. 10 2009, 5:54 pm

Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Aug. 10 2009, 11:33 am)
You know what is incredibly interesting about the Xindi, the fact that there were so many dominant species alive at one time. ¿I liked the idea, but the problem is evolutionary theory would suggest that dominant species tend to cancel others out, which leads only one. ¿Homo sapians vs. Homo erectus for example.

rather, Cro Magnon man and Neanderthal (if in fact one had something to do with wiping out the other, rather than mating & absorbing their DNA as some theorize)

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Report this Aug. 14 2009, 1:49 am

Quote (grigori @ Aug. 10 2009, 6:54 pm)
Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Aug. 10 2009, 11:33 am)
You know what is incredibly interesting about the Xindi, the fact that there were so many dominant species alive at one time. ?I liked the idea, but the problem is evolutionary theory would suggest that dominant species tend to cancel others out, which leads only one. ?Homo sapians vs. Homo erectus for example.

rather, Cro Magnon man and Neanderthal (if in fact one had something to do with wiping out the other, rather than mating & absorbing their DNA as some theorize)

The interbreeding theory cannot be ignored that easily no. Various european genetic structures seem prima facie traceable back to the Neanderthal.

Above all, things like H. neanderthalensis, Pan troglodytes and Pan paniscus are just, like the issue of this topic, a way for humans tel maintain for themselves how unique they are. It should be H. sapiens neanderthalensis and H. troglodytes and H. paniscus.

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Report this Aug. 14 2009, 12:52 pm

Quote (Splurk @ Aug. 14 2009, 1:49 am)
Quote (grigori @ Aug. 10 2009, 6:54 pm)
Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Aug. 10 2009, 11:33 am)
You know what is incredibly interesting about the Xindi, the fact that there were so many dominant species alive at one time. ?I liked the idea, but the problem is evolutionary theory would suggest that dominant species tend to cancel others out, which leads only one. ?Homo sapians vs. Homo erectus for example.

rather, Cro Magnon man and Neanderthal (if in fact one had something to do with wiping out the other, rather than mating & absorbing their DNA as some theorize)

The interbreeding theory cannot be ignored that easily no. Various european genetic structures seem prima facie traceable back to the Neanderthal.

Above all, things like H. neanderthalensis, Pan troglodytes and Pan paniscus are just, like the issue of this topic, a way for humans tel maintain for themselves how unique they are. It should be H. sapiens neanderthalensis and H. troglodytes and H. paniscus.

You're absolutely right. The nomenclature should be adapted--as having been originally wrong--if the prevailing theory changes towards inter-breeding.

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