Tom DiBenedetto tdib at UMICH.EDU
Wed Oct 2 20:13:45 CDT 1996

On Wed, 2 Oct 1996 18:22:50 -0400, Mark Garland wrote:

>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.

not to me.

Tom DiBenedetto
Fish Division
Museum of Zoology
University of Michigan

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