[Taxacom] complete list of all species

Mike Dallwitz m.j.dallwitz at netspeed.com.au
Fri Feb 15 08:07:16 CST 2008


Jody Haynes wrote:

> I find Jim's comment "[t]axonomists literally don't know what they're 
> talking about" somewhat offensive.

It was my comment, not Jim's. The key word is 'literally'. Taxonomists talk 
about taxa. Because of the lack of adequate, reproducible descriptions (i.e. 
definitions) of taxa, they can't be sure what they are talking about. If 
chemists talk about chlorine, they know what they are talking about. What 
they say about it may be wrong - that's another matter.

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Mike Dallwitz
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