Understanding evolution problems

Richard.Zander at MOBOT.ORG Richard.Zander at MOBOT.ORG
Thu Mar 4 08:57:25 CST 2004

I really like the replies of  both Kinman and Grehan on their take of the
Berkeley evolution Web site.  Although I agree with one and disagree with
the other, all comments by these scientists are intelligent and pointed
(Kinman's are less tendentious).

One might ask where is the Web site that gives "the" alternative view?
Probably because there is no one alternative view and THAT is because the
Berkeley evolution Web site is based on the idea that cladistics provides a
plerophory. Which is a neat word that means "complete assurance" and implies
that a cladistic explanation (a clade) fills the intellectual space. The
gimmick, however, is that the intellectual space is artificially limited
(the Web site is characterized as intellectually limited by both Kinman and

I wonder what an alternative Web site presenting the same topics as the
Berkeley site might look like?

Richard H. Zander
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