Human origins

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU
Fri Jan 23 08:16:58 CST 2004


At 08:26 PM 1/22/04, Ken Kinman wrote:
>What bothers me most (as it apparently does John
>as well) is the paucity of explicit morphological
>synapomorphies for a chimp-human clade.  Although I
>must admit the molecular evidence seems rather
>convincing (from what very little I personally have
>had time to examine), the lack of rigorous cladistic
>analysis on the morphological side is very disturbing.

Here's a thought:
Perhaps this reflects some fundamental inadequacy with cladistic
methodology and its underlying assumptions ...




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