Which Revolution?

Tom DiBenedetto tdib at UMICH.EDU
Mon Oct 7 07:11:39 CDT 1996

On Mon, 7 Oct 1996 07:55:21 -0600, Hugh D. Wilson wrote:

>Bing Bing ... start of round two :-)
>I think progress toward understanding global biodiversity requires
>definition of units that can be ordered into a nested, hierarchial
>system.  So my answer is YES.
>Its clear that we (systematists) cannot force biotic lineages into a
>'periodic chart' and, despite claims of cladistic/molecular zealots,

Interesting,,but how is this is any way opposed to cladistics, which
tries to do precisely that, i.e. order diversity into its inherent
hierarchical pattern?
Tom DiBenedetto
Fish Division
Museum of Zoology
University of Michigan

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