Rectifying Evolution and Geneaology

Richard Pyle deepreef at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Sat Jul 13 14:02:33 CDT 2002

> With all due respect, this is bogus, as bogus as the idea that quantum
> physics makes chemical elements unreal, or that the circulatory system is
> really just a "bunch of cells". Just because different patterns exist at
> different levels of organization, it doesn't follow that some are more
> "real" than others.

Sorry..."real" was a poor choice of words on my part (I agree with your
point).  What I meant was the "real" mode of inheritance from one generation
to the next, which is what the cladistical approach to classification is
ultimately (supposed to be) based on.


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