[Taxacom] (no subject)

claudio cjbcarva at ufpr.br
Wed Jan 28 04:58:37 CST 2009


For all,

I include a copy of Colless (2006) about taxa and so on.

Cheers,

Claudio José Barros de Carvalho
Universidade Federal do Paraná
Departamento de Zoologia
C.P. 19020, Curitiba, 81.531-980
Brasil

web: http://zoo.bio.ufpr.br/diptera/diptera-c/index.html
Tel: +55 41 33611648

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Pyle" <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org>
To: <Don.Colless at csiro.au>; <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] (no subject)


>
> This is EXACTLY why I think it's good and healthy to have this 
> conversation
> every so often on Taxacom.  And this is also EXACTLY the reason why I 
> always
> leave these conversations with a slightly better understanding of the 
> issue
> than I had at the beginning.
>
> Don, your post and associated analogy are elegant, enlightening, spot-on,
> and required FAR fewer bytes of bandwidth than my clumsy pontifications. 
> My
> hat's off to you, sir!
>
> Aloha,
> Rich
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of
>> Don.Colless at csiro.au
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 12:01 PM
>> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>> Subject: [Taxacom] (no subject)
>>
>>
>> Peter De Vries (and others) seem to believe that a SPECIES
>> can breed in shallow water, bite humans, etc. But surely this
>> is just shorthand for the statement that MEMBERS of that
>> species breed in shallow water, etc. No matter how real, a
>> species has no mouthparts for biting people! For me, Aedes
>> aegypti is about as real (or unreal) as the Canberra Raiders
>> football team. These things are "clusters", sort of halfway
>> between individuals and classes. I wrote a paper on this once
>> , but can't give the reference (I'm away from my desk). It
>> was in Biology and Philosophy, a couple of years ago.
>>
>> Donald H. Colless
>> CSIRO Div of Entomology
>> GPO Box 1700
>> Canberra 2601
>> don.colless at csiro.au
>> tuz li munz est miens envirun
>>
>> ________________________________________
>> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>> [taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Peter
>> DeVries [pete.devries at gmail.com]
>> Sent: 25 January 2009 12:58
>> To: tdwg at lists.tdwg.org; Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
>> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] [tdwg] Semantic Web: What is a species?
>>
>> Richard you make several good points, and I should state that
>> I see species as more "real" thanot
>>
>>
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