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,
[snip]

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?
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Tom DiBenedetto
Fish Division
Museum of Zoology
University of Michigan




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