[Taxacom] New monkey from Brazil

J. Kirk Fitzhugh kfitzhug at nhm.org
Wed May 17 14:50:37 CDT 2006


How is a bit of hair, a bit of DNA, etc., any more important than the 
physical evidence of a photo? There are no rules of inference that demand 
that a species hypothesis be based on one class of observations to the 
exclusion of any other class, including photographs.

Kirk

At 03:45 PM 5/17/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>Surely, a patch of hair would have been acceptable? or scat? or a DNA
>cheek swab?  Or more than one of these?  Or other things besides a
>photograph.  Not all photographs are equal.
>
>Very best,
>
>R. E. Tulloss
>
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