On demand printing, a nomenclatural , problem for botany
anamaria at GRINNELL.BERKELEY.EDU
Tue Apr 25 11:46:20 CDT 2000
On Tue, 25 Apr 2000, Doug Yanega wrote:
> ...and probably - eventually - a few of them will let their egos get
> the better of them. ...
Egos? You ask.
> Combine this with the possible threat of patronyms-for-pay, ...
Mercenaries? You ask.
> I'd rather see pre-emptive action, obviously, ... Then
> again, would anyone here really care to wager that NO ONE out there is
> going to publish junk names within the next five years or so?
Junk mail? You ask.
> Do you really
> want to gamble the future of taxonomy on the hope that no one will ever
> realize and exploit the fact that they can now *easily* publish junk names?
Gambling? You ask.
Exploitation? You ask.
Hmmmm, Doug. You've just described the human race in a nutshell.
And, just think... Taxonomic enterprise is one of _humanity's_
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