Re: poly: democracy, etc.

From: Perry E. Metzger <>
Date: Wed Feb 11 1998 - 13:09:15 PST

Damien R. Sullivan writes:
> I think the Incas are adapted to their heights, but I don't know if this
> is genetic or due to being born up there. Europeans are adapted to
> digest cow milk, but again I don't know if that's genetic or due to a
> different inherited intestinal fauna. That shouldn't be too hard to
> determine, if someone tried.

Being able to digest milk past infancy is a genetic mutation. It has
nothing to do with intestinal fauna.

Received on Wed Feb 11 21:12:06 1998

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