[Fwd: woodworking analogy]

Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Tue Feb 8 09:44:39 CST 2000

At 02:15 PM 2/8/00 +1100, you wrote:
> > >perfect). Lacking perfect fit, we have to use glue, nails, and screws to
> > >hold the pieces together sometimes. This is where taxonomy becomes as
> > >much an art as a science. When we are through, we fill the cracks and
> > >holes with putty to make the whole piece seem to go together well... and
>and then we give the whole lot several good coats of paint to hide the
>multitude of sins beneath...  :)

And, by golly, for better or worse, they FUNCTION!

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA

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Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and
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                                                 -- Anonymous

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