[Taxacom] iSpecies with Wikipedia

Don.Colless at csiro.au Don.Colless at csiro.au
Mon Mar 31 02:26:23 CDT 2008

I haven't been following this thread too closely, but perhaps it might help to point out that there are several excellent ways of "writing" electronic versions of classifications, which can then be used as data in a algorithm for a superclassification.. My favourite is the original format used in PAUP - as opposed to the fiendish, later version using parentheses.

Donald H. Colless
CSIRO Div of Entomology
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Subject:	Re: [Taxacom] iSpecies with Wikipedia

> If we really want to progress with classifications, we need 
> to understand differences between them and try to resolve 
> them with scientific insights not voting systems, which might 
> depend as much on good sales figures (like peterson's field 
> guides) rather then scientific insights

I trust by now that everyone realizes what I'm talking about is not simply a
"voting system", so I won't go there. 


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