Thomas Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Wed Oct 1 10:00:04 CDT 2003

At 04:13 PM 10/1/03 +0200, Hendrik Segers wrote:
>Recently I've picked up bits and pieces of news regarding the ongoing
>development of the phylocode (see,
>including information that a conference will be organized next year during
>which the the people responsible for this phylocode hope to be able to
>declare that the rules would start taking effect.
>Does anybody not involved in the development of this code have a fair idea
>of how much general support there is for the initiative?

Well, *I* consider it right up there with Phlogiston Theory and Lysenkoism
in terms of how far it will set science back ...

Does that answer your question?

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA

e-mail:       lammers at
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Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and biogeography
of the Campanulaceae s. lat.

"Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that stood his ground."
                                                               -- Anonymous

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