[Taxacom] iSpecies with Wikipedia

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Wed Mar 26 14:28:34 CDT 2008

> Roderic Page wrote:
>>Flawed because it isn't clearly separated from Wikipedia (which has
>>greater traction), has a bizarre classification, and is demonstrably

From: "Doug Yanega" <dyanega at ucr.edu>
> The "bizarre classification" problems one sees in Wikispecies reflect
> two fundamental things: (1) Wikispecies, like Wikipedia, can only
> present a SINGLE classification (no alternative schemes can be
> incorporated except as footnotes),

Why should this be? Has Wikipedia a "Single Point of View Only" policy?
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> and (2) the classification must be a ranked Linnaean hierarchy.

Why should this be? A religious dogma?

An example that is neither
"from a Single Point of View" nor 
"restricted to a ranked Linnaean hierarchy":

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