[Taxacom] complete list of all species
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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