Predictivity vs Useful

Barry Roth barry_roth at YAHOO.COM
Mon Feb 14 09:13:44 CST 2005


The process is reciprocal:  a successful prediction is the finding of a
character-state where a hypothesis of homology said it would be.  Then the
shared possession of that character-state can become another element of a
future phylogenetic analysis.  Each iteration should improve our
understanding...

Barry

--- Richard.Zander at MOBOT.ORG wrote:

> I wonder if the reverse is true, that predictivity informs us about shared
> ancestry?



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