Positivism vs Realism

James Francis Lyons-Weiler weiler at ERS.UNR.EDU
Mon Dec 15 08:10:39 CST 1997


On Mon, 15 Dec 1997, Tom DiBenedetto wrote:

> James Francis Lyons-Weiler wrote:
> >> does your series of tests
> >>ever indicate a preference for a less-than parsimonious tree?
> >        You bet.  In fact, it causes parsimony to prefer trees
> >        that it would have otherwise rejected (the right tree).
> The right tree!!!! Whooppeee,,,Oh I am so sorry for ever saying
> anything against you James,,,,could you please send me a Mac for your
> program right away,,,I will send you my soul!   I want the RIGHT
> tree!!
        I sense you jest.  In my typical vagueness, I left out that
        these results are from simulation studies.

        (right as in correct)

        James LW

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