[Taxacom] Mayr's criticism of the worst cladification

Kenneth Kinman kennethkinman at webtv.net
Fri Apr 3 11:36:31 CDT 2009

      Of course the Three Domain tree is well-supported cladistically.
But it's a one-character classification.  If they would label it an RNA
Tree, fine.  But when they call it a "Tree of Life", it is indeed
simplistic and extremely misleading.  And one really should read Mayr's
article, as it discusses the purposes of classifications in general (not
just prokaryotic evolution in particular).  
         --------Ken Kinman

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