I am saying that, and I am a fencer! I started with foils, flirted with sabre, but Epee (sorry accent marks!) is what I love. I'm a big tall guy, so I'm not what you'd call someone with a "fencer's build", even in the proper stance. Epee tends to level that field, by requiring that defense be more universal, and one good lunge isn't a guarantee.FD, I am not sure how much of what you say here, I follow. Is your main point that new genetic material might not at first be compatible with an existing genome, but could become compatible through selection? If so, then yes, that is true.
BTW, forget to mention... a fencer are you? Some of the best folks are. I should know! Do you have a favourite weapon?
Do you fence Jon? If so, what's your fav?