Molecular taxonomy: on way out?

John Grehan jgrehan at SCIENCEBUFF.ORG
Tue Jul 19 09:03:12 CDT 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Taxacom Discussion List [mailto:TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU] On
> Behalf Of Frederick W. Schueler

> It's a question of how much theory you're going to inject before doing
> the overall analysis. Maybe there's an analogy with panbiogoeography
> here, with its analysis of raw distributions, as opposed to
> injection of theory about dispersal mechanisms and geological history
> before asking "what's going on?".

Nice to see someone understands one of the most basic elements of
panbiogeography after seeing decades of stunned reactions from so many
prominent biogeographers and so much garbage written about
panbiogeography on the web (undergrad and grad class notes) and
publications (such as the recent McGlone piece in Journal of
Biogeography). Perhaps there is yet hope for biogeography.

John Grehan

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