[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


Martin,

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'

Regards,

Paul
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
available
> for almost a decade, everyone and his dog knows about it, Google has
indexed
> 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
Germany




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