The Original Muffins Man
It was only a throwaway remark, whats worse. He didn't even have a point behind the idea except to advance his Dirty Bird storyline.Fuzzy Birds said:I can't believe Austen was actually allowed to get away with a story like that in the first place. It's horrifically distasteful, and not in a quirky, endearing way.
Its Marvel that capitalizes the word mutant, its not technically correct. Its a gimmick.Hawkeye101 said:Well, Mutants are called Homo Superior, and Human are Homo Sapien. (Homo superior actually means greater wisodm) Which means they are NOT the same species, which is why I was under the impression when you talked about X-Men/Brotherhood/Morlock like mutants it was capitalized, and mutants like albinoism are still the lower case 'M'.
But they aren't. Mutants can come from two normal humans having a baby. That means they're part of the human race.Hawkeye101 said:In any case if humans and Mutants are infact two separate species, all protiens are different between species so therefore, there have to bw a few diseases that Mutants are in fact immune to that humans are not. Mutants may even cause a disease among themselves that humans are immune to.
Being of the same genus effectively means the same vulnerabilities. Labradors and German shepherds can still get the same diseases. Humans of the same genus but different species are different races, basically. An Asian can still have children with a caucasian, and they'll still be human, just with a mixture of the genetic propensities of the parents 'species'.Hawkeye101 said:However, Mutants and Humans are in the same genus (Homo). So they are acctually quite similar and are capable of producing fertile offspring. Dogs, Cats, Horses, Cows, Sheep, there are actually the English words for the genus of a species, not the species it's self, because under dog, we still have labradore, huskey, great dane, german shepards, etc. So it is still possible for Mutants and Humans to share diseases. Lions and Tigers are the same genus, along with house cats, but the diseases that can pass between tigers and lions can't pass between house cats, os it's all a real tossup as to weather Mutants can be affected by AIDS, and who says it has to have the same effect?
Mutations are different. As a rule (to which there are of course exceptions) no mutation is identical. Mutants aren't a new species, they're mutations. Variations from the norm.
The problem comes in because Marvel didn't do its research. Marvel mutations aren't scientifically consistent.