blind pig

John Grehan jgrehan at SCIENCEBUFF.ORG
Thu Sep 29 15:37:43 CDT 2005


Blind pig here. I guess it comes down to how many times or how well a
blind pig finds the acorn. Sounds like sour grapes to me. I can't help
it if Darwinian biogeography failed to find ANY acorns beyond those
already found. Sorry Barry. Really I am.

John Grehan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Taxacom Discussion List [mailto:TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU] On
> Behalf Of Barry Roth
> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 1:50 PM
> To: TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU
> Subject: Re: [TAXACOM] global warming and extinction, is there a
model?
> 
> I would expect the objections to Curtis's remarks to come from John
> Grehan, not
> Ken.  Could the future warm earth provide a natural laboratory to test
the
> predictions of panbiogeography?  Oh, wait -- it doesn't make any.
(Please
> save
> your keystrokes in replying to me about Gondwana and plate tectonics.
> Even a
> blind pig finds an acorn now and again.)
> 
> Barry
> 
> "...then to the town of Ockham, where a local museum displays the good
> Bishop's
> razor, and his nose-hair clipper."
>                     --Travels with Parky
> 
> --- pierre deleporte <pierre.deleporte at UNIV-RENNES1.FR> wrote:
> 
> > A 21:58 28/09/2005 -0700, Curtis Clarke wrote :
> [...]
> > What about models of geographical displacement of biotas, rather
than
> (or
> > combined with) possible extinctions ?
> > Seems that when conditions get too warm here, they could become
quite
> fine
> > elsewhere... raising the problems of available routes for active or
> passive
> > dispersal (water currents, landscape corridors...), timing of
extinction
> /
> > colonization, and local fate of invaders and invaded...
> >
> >
> > >(commenting on Ken Kinman) :The one thing I can be sure of is that
in
> 50
> > >million years you'll still be going on about paraphyly. :-)
> >
> > Just wondering *how* Ken will link dispersal routes to
paraphylophobia
> > (I bet he *will*, of course    ;-).
> 
> 
> 
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