From: "David Peterson" <[log in to unmask]> > In a message dated 9/15/01 2:52:45 PM, [log in to unmask] writes: > > << > Uh...I disagree. I don't think this sentence makes sense. A > species is > > not a kind of animal. > > Makes sense to me, just like "A boulder is a large rock", there the "is" > shows definition. >> > > But...a species isn't a kind of animal! There are species of plants, > just as well! A species is a kind of animal. It is *also* a kind of any other living organism as well. It's like saying a pig isn't a kind of animal because a pig can also be an ingot. We divide animals into species, so "species" is a kind of animal. (We don't, however, normally divide animals into pigs.) *Muke!