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Old May 24 2010, 03:29 AM   #71
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Re: 5x08 The Hungry Earth (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!

@ Checkmate The doctor would never make the mistake, off-the-cuff or not.

"Homo" is specific to the mammalian side of the tree. Unless they are warm blooded primates who suckle their young, they have no business being lumped into the genus Homo.

ETA - mind you, it was sloppy science in the classic series to have even called them Silurians in the first place, so I guess there is a certain internal consistency in it..
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