Classification and Species

Mon Mar 27 22:32:41 CST 1995

While I appreciate Scott Ranger's contribution of the story about an
"indigenous taxonomist," and know that intelligence springs from genetic
endowment and not formal taxonomic schooling, I am lead to question not
the origins of systematics but the origins of enlightened systematics.
When will humans value plants _for themselves_, rather than "what they
are good for?" What are _we_ "good for?"

Meredith A. Lane                Curator, Division of Botany, KU Nat Hist Museum
2045 Constant Ave.                      Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Botany
Lawrence  KS  66047-3729        913/864-4493 or -7364  FAX: -5298 or -5294
                        UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
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