Centre of origin digression

John Grehan jgrehan at SCIENCEBUFF.ORG
Wed Apr 6 09:23:42 CDT 2005


> Behalf Of Richard Pyle
> The smart systematist will not consider biogeographic distributions in
> forming assertions about phylogenetic affinities; but the wise
systematist
> will.

Nicely put.

Among the 'smart' one might include (by their own statements) Gary
Nelson, Chris Humphries, and Norman Platnick, among others.

Among the 'wise' one might include Alfred Russell Wallace, Charles
Darwin, Leon Croizat, Ernst Mayr, and Willie Hennig, among others.

John Grehan




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