[Taxacom] Endless Subject

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 4 10:46:59 CDT 2009

On 2009-04-03 12:25, Richard Zander wrote:
> ALL classifications are NOT special-purpose ones. Maximizing
> evolutionary information should produce a maximized predictive
> classification. This is from phenetics (total similarity) and
> phylogenetic (sister-group) and phyletic (ancestor-descendant)
> information, and should be of great use for general purposes by other
> scientists. This is as non-special purpose as one can imagine. 

A classification that mixes sister-group, ancestor-descendant, and 
phenetic information without clarifying where they are used is 
*minimally* predictive, since any grouping can and will be misconstrued.

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