Mark Garland MAGarland at AOL.COM
Wed Oct 2 18:22:50 CDT 1996

In a message dated 96-10-02 12:22:23 EDT, tdib at UMICH.EDU (Tom DiBenedetto)

<< Cladistic parsimony approaches do not use
 a particular model of evolutionary processes, but rather incorporate
 relevant knowledge at a prior stage, at the level of formulating
 hypotheses of homology. The algorithm is left to function as an
 objective pattern-extractor from a data-set of characters which have
 already been accepted as homologous. >>

Sounds like phenetics to me.

Mark A. Garland
Office of Environmental Services
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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