T. Michael Keesey mightyodinn at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jul 3 14:25:01 CDT 2003

--- "Nico M. Franz" <nmf2 at CORNELL.EDU> wrote:
> Very few heavily used things in science last over 200 years while having
> serious flaws.

British Imperial system of measurement?

> Although the initial baptism of a ranked taxon bears an element of
> arbitrariness, the meaning they receive (or lose) over decades of research
> is anything but that.

Perhaps if you could give an example.

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