Date: 12 Mar 2010 10:51 Title: Hybrid Theory
Wow, a lot of research had to go into this Nerys-very informative and it does make sense. Nice work. :)
Thanks for reading! :-)
The research was mainly on the retrovirus and associated issues...the rest I just flat made up off the top of my head. ;-D
Date: 11 Apr 2009 09:19 Title: Hybrid Theory
Wow, great theories here! I've wondered a lot about hybrids myself. Especially Cardassian/Bajoran hybrids.
I have this idea (Not backed by anything scientific) that Cardassians and Bajorans are genetically more similar than Bajorans and Humans. There might be more physical differences, but on a much more detailed scale, I have the idea that Since Bajor and Cardassia are geographically closer, then maybe their genes aren't all that far apart either.
Just theories here. But awesome stuff! Very well backed theories!
Ahh, interesting...that doesn't fall into the framework of my own theories, but I can see why you might use that concept in your stories. :-)
But I'm glad you liked it. I know you said you like "science" stuff, so I'm glad this was up your alley. :-)
Date: 07 Apr 2009 09:28 Title: Hybrid Theory
Quite a sound theory that fits the canon of the show. As you state, it is a scientific law and some fans, even those who do create fanfics, who take the science a bit too seriously tend to think that means there can be no such thing. Personally, I always favoured the idea that the parents of said hybrids went to ectreme lengths through genetic manipulation to create their offspring. But this theory, ties it all up in a neat little bow. Well done.
Thanks for reading! The only way I could think of to make it work was to make the situation closer to "same genus" than it would appear in the surface--through the existence of the template material which acts as something of a genetic turnkey--yet still acknowledge what seem like obvious facts. (I mean, I've seen LICENSED works come out with some stuff even I couldn't swallow...like the idea that Bajorans and Cardassians are somehow offshoots of the same species. Excuse me?! O_O ) The theory still does have some holes (such as how the retrovirus sustained itself even over its active time period), but I think it's good enough for government work.
The good thing, too, is this stuff is probably still not public knowledge in the galaxy (remember the reactions to "The Chase")--only the practical aspects of how to engineer a hybrid birth.
I'd say the degree of manipulation varies depending on the situation, but it does tend to require at least some. Heck, I've always imagined canon Dukat did exactly that as part of his little delusions (just like you see Vedek Tora do in SigCat).