[Taxacom] quote of the week
jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Wed Mar 26 10:47:57 CDT 2008
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karl Magnacca [mailto:kmagnacca at alumni.wesleyan.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 11:43 AM
> To: John Grehan
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] quote of the week
> On Wed, March 26, 2008 12:45 pm, John Grehan wrote:
> > What is the point of this sarcasm?
> I can't speak for Pierre, but I will anyway, since I had to restrain
> myself from writing a similar post. The point, dear sir, is to try to
> into your head some of the irritation that many on Taxacom feel as a
> result of your filling up the list with constant posts on your pet
But everyone on the list has the right to fill it up with their constant
posts on their pet subjects - or is this not correct?
If you have genuine data on it then by all means go ahead and
> publish it in a journal. But the innumerable posts that display an
> astonishing lack of knowledge about cladistics, phylogenetics,
> molecular biology, etc., etc., get tiresome pretty quickly.
If you feel that way, then don't read my posts.
> A real morphological study showing a closer relationship between
> orangutans and humans than humans and chimps would be interesting.
> another listserv post, about how an isolated character (one that
> intense squinting for a non-specialist to perceive in the way you
> apparently do) is going to overturn molecular evidence that you
> simultaneously display stunning ignorance of - not so interesting.
Sorry, I can't figure out how you thought there was only an isolate
character. I have made it clear in various posts that there are at least
30 well substantiated characters. However, I do post items pertaining to
individual characters as they arise. Perhaps you had not seen the
earlier posts and so in future I will continue to mention the total
number of characters when any one is being discussed to avoid this
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