Molecular taxonomy: on way out?

John Grehan jgrehan at SCIENCEBUFF.ORG
Sat Jul 23 11:29:25 CDT 2005

From: Taxacom Discussion List on behalf of Robin Leech

If molecular biologists have a contribution to make to classification
schemes, and perhaps even to phylogenetic schemes, why oh why
cannot they work hand in glove with Darwinian biologists?  That is
the way it should have been.

Should have? If by Darwinian biology you mean centers of origin and natural selection one could say that there is no such necessity 
because evolutionary biology in not monotheistic - there are Darwinian and non-Darwinian models of evolution, and even if the 
Darwinian one is in the majority that does not make it necessarily more likely to be correct. 

John Grehan

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