Real Species

Susan Farmer sfarmer at SABRE.GOLDSWORD.COM
Thu Apr 15 16:37:51 CDT 2004

> Figure it this way: A species is a standing wave of probability. Once you
> use a species in some way (make a law that mentions it, base a biogeographic
> theory on it), the standing wave collapses and you get a real species.
> Maybe not quantum reality, but psychological reality.

Maybe we should just use the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle to
designate species -- it's impossible to "pinpoint" (describe) what
a species is, because describing it forces it to change .....

Susan (with tongue semi-firmly in cheek ...)
Susan Farmer
sfarmer at
Botany Department, University of Tennessee

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