Phylogenetic evidence

Ken Kinman kinman at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 10 13:57:09 CDT 2002

     I wholeheartedly agree with Darwin on this, but this is only a partial
quote, and omits an extremely important qualifier (which strict cladists
often prefer to ignore).
     See my post on this subject in January 2001 at the DML (dinosaur
mailing list).  Here's the link:

>From: Barry Roth <barry_roth at YAHOO.COM>
>Reply-To: Barry Roth <barry_roth at YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: Re: Phylogenetic evidence
>Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 22:02:46 -0700
>"our classifications will come to be as far as they can be so made,
>genealogies" (C. Darwin)?
>  Don.Colless at CSIRO.AU wrote:He got it right, in that the word is from the
>Greek for "tribe" and "origin"
>- that is, it's the study of the origins of species - or taxa, if you wish;
>but what warrants the leap, to the "enterprise of erecting classifications
>" etc.?

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