genetic vs morphological trace of phylogeny

Ken Kinman kinman2 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Apr 13 09:14:07 CDT 2004

Curtis wrote:
I do have to say that I've learned from Ken Kinman; he pointed me to the evidence that makes me reject Phylocode, and made me reconsider the naturalness of paraphyletic groups.  And all that without my ever getting any closer to his point of view. :-)
     I'll take whatever I can get.   :-)   Even if the sandboxes don't seem to be moving much closer together, at least they can better understand each other's point of view.

      And perhaps most importantly the growing realization (even by many strict cladists) that a separate PhyloCode sandbox is not a good thing (some scarey bullies in that bunch that I really don't trust at all, especially the ones who don't even try to understand other points of view).
         ----- Ken Kinman
P.S.  And Curtis, that was a good point about the University of Iowa trying to give away a big DNA repository.  I hadn't thought about it that way (yet another good argument against such moves).  I learned something new on Taxacom already this morning!

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