The nature of cladistics [was: Whooper; Canadian geese split; paraphyly]

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at UWOSH.EDU
Fri Nov 19 07:25:16 CST 2004

At 11:44 PM 11/18/2004, Curtis Clark wrote:
>And none of this has anything to do with paraphyletic higher taxa.

Granted.  Though I have no philosophical problem with paraphyletic higher
taxa, either.  They seem to be the "nature of the beast."

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

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