PhyloCode: The real problem...again

Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Sun Jul 6 12:27:32 CDT 2003

Why is it that when someone uses a perfectly good analogy (Ron's view that
phylocode proponents are analogous to rapists and muggers), it is criticized
by a purely ad hominem response.  I saw nothing in Ron's analogy to warrant
a "politically correct" chastisement for insensitivity.  The simple definition
of rape is to take by force and that's exactly what could happen.


Quoting Curtis Clark <jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU>:

> >THAT is rape.
> I know someone who was raped. All this nomenclature stuff seems pretty
> trivial to me in comparison to that. I guess we just have different
> priorities.
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> Curtis Clark        
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