PhyloCode: The real problem...again
jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Sat Jul 5 17:43:55 CDT 2003
At 19:28 2003-07-05 -0400, Ron Gatrelle wrote:
>Fascism is a completely legitimate form of political philosophy - just look
>it up in any dictionary.
I guess I'm not enough of a political scientist to understand why the
connection with nomenclature is more than just rhetoric.
>ultimately be a fascist nomenclature..." is not emotional tongue
>flapping - it is simple FACT.
I am enough of a natural scientist to know that there are no "simple"
facts. I've been living in the United States long enough to know that use
of "fascism" in such a context is almost never meant to be merely descriptive.
>Throwing some trite URL
>at it don't change the spots on the Phylocode Leopard.
You're really pissed, aren't you.
>Some of you remind me of a liberal lawyer trying to persuade
>a jury of the "goodness inside" of a serial rapist.
Are you telling us that Phylocode and serial rapists are equivalent? That's
>PS This really is serious business, and we better have the _soul_ behind
>phylocode assessed properly (not just dotted i and crossed t), or it will
>do a lot more damage than just bite some in the butt.
Seriously, does anyone remember the motives of the people behind the
controversies in nomenclature a century ago?
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