[Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Re: Nomenclator Zoologicus => A Tool, n ot the fin al solution]]

Paul Kirk p.kirk at CABI.ORG
Mon Jan 3 10:09:41 CST 2005


I do understand your concerns, but in both Taxonomy and less so in
Nomenclature there is rarely a true concept of a finished product - it's all
work in progress, some more so than others. I'm afraid I've always
subscribed to a 'publish and be damned' philosophy - to quote the final
Director of the International Mycological Institute (who may have lifted
this from elsewhere), most of these products are 'marvellously imperfect
works needed by all'


CABI Bioscience

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Spies
To: TAXACOM at listserv.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: 03/01/05 17:50
Subject: [TAXACOM] [Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Re: Nomenclator Zoologicus => A Tool, not
the fin al solution]]

Paul Kirk wrote:

> In the world of Mycology the Index Fungorum nomenclator has been
> for almost a decade, everyone and his dog knows about it, Google has
> it, but people still make mistakes, introduce new homonyms, make new
> combinations which are not required, create superfluous names ...
Against this background, why put an unfinished product on the
'market', thereby increasing the chances for confusion?

Martin Spies
c/o Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen

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