Was:Who is the postivist? AND Popper Now: systematics and evolution

Tom DiBenedetto tdib at UMICH.EDU
Mon Dec 8 16:19:31 CST 1997

 Thomas Schlemmermeyer wrote:

>Systematics is based
>on some principium divisionis, and Hennig proposed the differences of
>the organisms through time as principium divisionis. This was within
>the paradigma of evolution.
>...... the Linnean System where the principium divisionis
>are the differences of the organisms as created by god (paradigma of

>After being disproven evolution, will you return to creation sensu Linne
>or will you create something very new post-Hennig?

How about the simple "differences of the organisms" without specific
reference to the cause, be it god or time.

>> Finding new, and better corroborated relationships is on the
>> fronteir,,,no?

>what relationships? If you don't know what you are looking for you won't
>find it!

Hmmm, my life experience tells me that everything I have ever found
of any interest, was something I wasnt really looking for!  :)

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