[Taxacom] The Zetetoscope operation manual

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Wed Jan 28 11:12:07 CST 2009

I have gotten offline requests for clarification of the zetetoscope.
These are instructions for its use from a beta version of the manual:

Press the Red button. Order specimens including types.
Press the Orange button. Sort specimens and types into groups using
whatever techniques seem appropriate.
Press the Yellow button. Decide evolutionary relationships using
whatever techniques seem appropriate.
Press the Green button. Name smallest distinctive groups that seem
evolutionarily coherent with the earliest name of an included type, then
put other type names into synonymy, and arrange a hierarchy of groups
using similarity and avoiding convergence with whatever techniques seem
Press the Blue button. Write this up.
Press the Indigo Button. Send to a publisher.

If accepted for publication, press the Violet button. A bell will ring.

If rejected, press the Red button.

Richard H. Zander 
Voice: 314-577-0276
Missouri Botanical Garden
PO Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299 USA
richard.zander at mobot.org
Web sites: http://www.mobot.org/plantscience/resbot/
and http://www.mobot.org/plantscience/bfna/bfnamenu.htm

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