Response from NATURE

Ron at Ron at
Fri Jun 14 14:28:33 CDT 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Rauch" <peterr at SOCRATES.BERKELEY.EDU>
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2002 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: Response from NATURE

> I think the issue raised by Henry Gee (and the whole Nature
> article) has to do not with the state of taxonomic /
> classification / descriptive / interpretive study, but rather
> with how the state of study and knowledge is recorded and (more
> importantly) disseminated by the taxonomic/systematics/evolution
> community for use by _any_ interested party.
> Peter

Agreed.  The problem is that they did not just initiate a needed dialogue,
they unilaterally (and _purposely_ without any council or solicitation of
same) implemented a major new policy and further wish to see this become
standardized operating Global procedure.

Ron Gatrelle

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