Re: Genetic knowledge

Severen Scott (
Wed, 16 Aug 1995 12:43:54 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 16 Aug 1995, Andrew Fidler wrote:

> The following quote is from the Bible:
> "Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with diverse kind, thou shalt not sow
> thy field with mingled seed"
> Does anyone out there know:
> Where in the Bible this quote is from?

That's from the Old Testament, Leviticus 19:19. This is the chapter
where God gives commandments to Moses, to deliver to the people. It's
full of good advice regarding planting and reaping; perhaps the result of
a long oral tradition.

> Any other examples of quotes that indicate some understanding of genetics in
> older non-Western cultures.

Whether it shows an understanding of genetics is something else. The
next line reads:

": neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee."

It sounds more like "we've tried this, and we get bad results, so don't
do it."

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