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

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Mon Sep 15 07:59:03 CDT 2008


Cheers! Cheers! 

And thanks for the title - I'll add it to my cv.

John


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don.Colless at csiro.au [mailto:Don.Colless at csiro.au]
> Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2008 11:08 PM
> To: John Grehan; mesibov at southcom.com.au
> Cc: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: RE: [Taxacom] Why character-tracking doesn't happen?
> 
> 
> 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
> CSIRO Div of Entomology
> GPO Box 1700
> Canberra 2601
> don.colless at csiro.au
> tuz li munz est miens envirun





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