FWD>RE>FWD>True phylogenies

Jacques Rifkind Muisca at AOL.COM
Sat Jul 29 19:55:56 CDT 1995


Kristalka wrote:
>"Nature is parsimonious" is the elemental, overriding assumption
(hypothesis) not only behind phylogeny reconstruction but behind all of
>science.

I think the only elemental assumption of science is that nature is
understandable. Sometimes its complexity and the roundabout solutions to
functional problems that evolution has shaped seem to make Occam's famous
dictum an anti-rule for discovery in biology.

Regards,

Franz Rugose, Lecturer
Dept. of Redundancy Dept.
Solid State University




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