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Old August 26 2008, 08:57 PM   #20
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Re: Telepathic Combinations - Vulcan/Betazoid hybrid?

It's only 2000 years or thereabouts. And while evolution can make relatively rapid leaps upon introduction to a new environment, two millennia would probably be cutting it pretty close for a humanoid population. However, genes are just one part of the equation; as stated, environmental conditions, diet, lifestyle, and such can affect hormonal chemistry, build, and other factors (so that if you took identical twin infants and raised them on two different planets, they could grow up looking significantly different).

And of course, since we're dealing with technologically advanced populations, the possibility of genetic engineering can't be ruled out.
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