[Taxacom] Endless debate

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 6 22:18:20 CDT 2009

On 2009-04-06 19:58, Kenneth Kinman wrote:
>      I'm not sure if you are finally agreeing with me or just teasing?

I don't think your classifications are useful, but I was suggesting that 
Richard might, since they seem to meet his aims.

> In other words, a
> "Paraphylocode" would mostly likely be just a smoke screen for
> "PhyloCode".

You misunderstand. The "paraphylocode" I propose would consist of 
nothing but grade taxa, delimited by key innovations. It would be to 
grades as phylocode is to clades. I disagree with grade-based 
classification, but I have suggested a way to make it rigorous, if 
anyone were interested, which it seems no one is, because all of you who 
support grade-based groups seem content to mix them willy-nilly with clades.

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