Of cabbages and kings

Jim Croft jrc at ANBG.GOV.AU
Wed Mar 8 12:50:00 CST 1995

>      This is idle curiosity but:
>      Has anyone ever come up with an explanation, serious or otherwise, of
>      why so many biologists quote Lewis Carroll in their papers??

Because we all have cupboards full of borogoves and momewraths that defy
taxonomic resolution...

And who hasn't a scarred and bloodied systematic jabberwock lurking in
a closet somewhere...

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