Bad Examples (ad naseum)

Julian Humphries jmh3 at CORNELL.EDU
Wed Oct 11 12:06:12 CDT 1995

 I have another
> request for bad examples ---I'd like to be able to give
> students some really outrageously bad examples of species
> description, as for example when someone described the
> pedicellaria of an echinoid as a new hydroid species.  Now my
> colleagues can call tell me of bad examples in their field, but
> I don't want to use any that impugn the reputations of the
> living.  I'd rather use published examples from the past?  Can
> you think of any such "good" bad examples?  Thanks, Judy Winston

Folks, please.  Don't fill Taxacom with more examples of how not to do
science.  If you have such examples, send them directly to Dr. Winston,
don't reply to the list as a whole.  She can then summarize and post as a
single message.

Julian Humphries
Ecology and Systematics
Cornell University

Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.
                                   THOMAS F. JONES, JR.

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