[Taxacom] Semantic Web: What is a species?

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Sun Feb 1 17:20:23 CST 2009

On 2009-01-31 13:47, Peter Stevens wrote:
> So what isn't one step removed from the specimens?  With conventional  
> species descriptions one does not even have an accursed data set into  
> which one can sink one's teeth, but the step is still there...

Perhaps systematics is "special" in that it, unlike other sciences, 
doesn't require abstraction from observation and experiment.

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