Fwd: Re: Cladistics and "Eclecticism"

Barbara Ertter ertter at UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU
Tue Feb 5 09:39:22 CST 2002

>1. If a group of people (say, a mixed group of 100 men, women and children)
>embarked on a spaceship and were to settle on Mars - would that effectively
>split Homo sapiens into two species (assuming contact would be scarce and
>limited to raw materials, not frozen sperm etc.) the moment the spaceship
>took off?

With the added twist that Homo peregrinus is undoubtedly polyphyletic
in geneological origin, leaving Homo sedentarius paraphyletic, at
least until the latter can be further refined into however many
holophyletic lineages are necessary to exorcise the impurity.
Barbara Ertter

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