Parsimony failure in AVES

Barry M. OConnor bmoc at UMICH.EDU
Tue Feb 12 14:31:02 CST 2002

At 12:49 PM -0600 2/12/02, Ken Kinman wrote:
>Dear All,
>      I have come to the startling conclusion that strict parsimony has lead
>many researchers astray...
>     My refined (simplified) definition of Aves is...

I think this is where we were 50 years ago.  All the "authorities" thought
all other "authorities" got it wrong, and that their "definitions" were the
best.  I think I'll move on now...

Barry M. OConnor
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