How will House Phoenix arise from the ashes?

Fri Dec 16 17:15:48 PST 2005

On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Davdi Silverrock wrote:

> On 12/16/05, Michele Riccio <mr1 at rcosta.com> wrote:
> > My brain is not fully engaged (office holiday party...) however, I
> > seem to remember Alieria (?) telling Vald that the Jhereg began as
> > castoffs from other tribes, a mishmash of genetics, but over time
> > "even a mishmash becomes recognizable".  This, to me, seems to
> Um.  I am not a geneticist, but it seems to me that "mish-mash" is
> simply the end state of unrestricted crossbreeding.

Neutral drift, selection, etc. might well lead to a recognizable mishmash.
There might, in other words, maybe even the right ones, a definite Jhereg
haplotype.  IANAG, though.