Joined: June 2007
Daniel, it is also not true. the genetic milieu is changed by selection (artificial is just another form, and it's not really artificial is it? unless you are arguing it is sooooopernatcheral).
offspring of different lineages (or hybrids if you will) can have phenotypes that are completely outside the range of variation in the parents. if there is any positive selective pressure on those traits then they will persist. if there is then a mate preference, they will diverge. it is that simple, and 'throwing dogs into the wild and they all turn back into wolves' is just wrong for a litany of reasons. think about why that might be. no way can a chihuaha turn 'back into' a wolf. for one, it never was one.
fancy types of lettuce don't go back to being one single muddy lettuce, there is a quantitative legacy of mutation and selection. same as the dogs. new traits can be formed from recombination during contact between different lineages (See the Helianthus sunflower examples, it blows your contentions out of the water in the first paragraph)
You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK
Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG
the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat
I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles