2000 years of stasis

Don Colless donc at SPIDER.ENTO.CSIRO.AU
Fri Feb 4 15:33:46 CST 2000

        I thought I might be the last TAXACOM-er left who
remembered David Hull's 1965 paper on "The effect of essentialism
on taxonomy: 2000 years of stasis". How nice to find that there
are at least 2 more of us. May we hope that as cladistics becomes
even more obviously essentialistic, alarm bells will ring again.

        Curiously, Hull himself has never seemed keen to raise
this subject again.

          *  Don Colless, CSIRO Div of Entomology, *
          *     PO Box 1700 CANBERRA. ACT. 2601    *
          *       (donc at spider.ento.csiro.au)      *
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