cladism's greatest weakness

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Wed Sep 22 14:46:23 CDT 1999

At 10:12 AM 9/22/99 -0400, Richard Zander wrote:
> It is so easy to say something like: the taxon evolved
>such and such a character to better survive - rather than describe a
>selection scenario.

It's not often that I hear of scenarios being *good* things. :-) Certainly
they are useful, but ultimately we are after hypotheses.

Curtis Clark        
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