[Taxacom] The difference

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Fri Oct 26 17:14:58 CDT 2007

Well, sure, Rich, I appreciate that I did not include an acknowledgement
that there is doubtless a large literature glancing off this obvious
fact. There is, however, no action. If morphological traits are
surrogates for more than one molecular trait, there is certainly no
mention, hint, or quibble about this in actual phylogenetic analyses of
combined data.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-
> bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Pyle
> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 4:31 PM
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] The difference
> place
> to use the word "epiphany" for something so obvious that any
> student with a grade of "C" or better in introductory biology should
> but I think it representes a fundamental cognition of something we all
> know
> to be factually true, but haven't quite itegrated it into our mental
> abstraction of biodiversity to the point where it shapes our
> of
> the world around us. I know that sounds largely like gobble-dee-gook,
> there is something real in there about interpreting the world in a new
> after putting an otherwise obvious fact into proper context (I had a
> similar
> experience late one night the first time I saw the moon as a
> object floating in space, rather than a big disk).
> Aloha,
> Rich
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