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

Don.Colless at csiro.au Don.Colless at csiro.au
Sun Sep 14 22:08:29 CDT 2008


John Grehan wrote:

-I still say that of itself that homoplasy is not an explanation.

For once I find myself agreement with our resident gadfly. Homoplasy is a NAME that we give to a set of phenomena that happen to have a similar result - viz. parallelism, convergence, and reversal. Each has its own explanation.

Donald H. Colless
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