standardized taxonomy

JOSEPH E. LAFERRIERE josephl at AZTEC.ASU.EDU
Sun Sep 13 07:14:33 CDT 1998


I thank my distinguished Canadian colleague for eloquently
elaborating on my point. The current debate as to the
merits of recognizing pharaphyletic taxa illustrates
that taxonomy reflects human knowledge and human decision-
making. Many esteemed scientists, most notably the late
Arthur Cronquist, argued in favor of retaining paraphyletic
taxa. Others disagree.

--
Dr. Joseph E. Laferriere
"Computito ergo sum ...  I link therefore I am."




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