[Taxacom] Semantic Web: What is a species?

Curtis Clark jcclark-lists at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 30 08:17:38 CST 2009


On 2009-01-29 19:54, Kenneth Kinman wrote:
> And I am tempted to also ask, is a monophyletic
> (holophyletic) species any "more real" than the paraphyletic mother
> species that might have given rise to it? 

These are meaningless terms, as meaningless as saying that an oxygen 
atom is holophyletic, or determining the valence of a population, or the 
charge and spin of an ecosystem.

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