[Taxacom] Why character-tracking doesn't happen?

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 13 09:38:55 CDT 2008


On 2008-09-12 15:36, Richard Pyle wrote:
> P.P.S. At the recent Linnaeus 250 Symposium, David (Paddy) Patterson used an
> example that was much better than the maple/banyon tree example.  He
> compared a cladogram (i.e., our attempt to describe reality), to this:
> http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~bko23/20061121091445_smoke%20for%20web.jpg
> (i.e., reality itself).

Sorry, but I call bullshit. Both are representations of reality. If 
neuroscientists are to be believed, that's all we have.

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