Phylogenetic subjectivity

Robin Leech robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Sun Jul 30 08:42:59 CDT 1995


All phylogenies are subjective.  If we use the same materials (organisms),
your phylogeny will reflect your subjectivity, and my phylogeny will
reflect mine.  We cannot escape this truth no matter what parsimonies we
employ (including Occam's Razor).
Robin Leech




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