Classif. and Species - Part

Michael.Chamberland 23274MJC at MSU.EDU
Mon Mar 27 17:39:00 CST 1995

> In my opinion, many of the efforts that have been made to eliminate the
> subjective and the artistic from systematics have been detrimental to progre
> in the field.  To paraphrase Camp, I think that we must face the fact that
> good systematic work contains a large artistic component whether we want to
> admit it or not.  It takes a scientist to collect and analyze the data
> properly, but it takes an artist to craft it into something useful, beautifu
> and amenable to human understanding.

Ah, but what is ART?  :-)

                             Art is a man's name. -- Andy Warhol

Michael Chamberland

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