: Real species and ideology

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Thu Apr 22 11:22:54 CDT 2004

At 23:44 2004-04-21, Ron Gatrelle wrote:
>Clades are "real". Subspecies can't be clades; if they were, they'd be
>I assume this is because you see subspecies as grades?  Points along a
>cline, a continuous line (unbranched relationships).  The problem is that a
>great many (if not most) subspecies do not exist in (did not come about
>from) clines.

Then perhaps they are really species.

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