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Oct. 13th, 2001

11:39 am - Chimeric "Geep"

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Ran across this article on chimeras and mosaics. Here's a picture of a sheep/goat chimera:

chimeric sheep goat

In theory, it should be possible to create a human chimera (smoosh together an embryo from black parents and an embryo from white parents). If ensoulment occurs at conception, as certain rowdy Christians proclaim, would the resultant single embryo have two souls? Or one?

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From:ex_antisens
Date:October 13th, 2001 12:11 pm (UTC)
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i actually think about chimeras a lot,,,

they have very interesting immune systems as they have x2 as much self to recognize vs nonself...
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From:sirwilhelm1
Date:October 13th, 2001 02:51 pm (UTC)
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Is this a baaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhd joke or what?
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From:crasch
Date:October 13th, 2001 04:01 pm (UTC)

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No joke, in the sense that it's a real sheep/goat hybrid. My musings on the other hand...

I wonder if, in a pinch, a "geep" would be an acceptable burnt offering...
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