[Taxacom] Phylogenetic classification? (and a masterpiece by Knox)

Thomas Lammers lammers at uwosh.edu
Sun Jul 26 22:16:45 CDT 2009

>>As for "the coup de grace that this flawed philosophy deserves", I believe that it already exists in an
excellent, 49-page, masterpiece (Knox, 1998).<<

Yes, I am quite familiar with Eric's paper, and agree it is excellent.  Eric has one of the sharpest minds in the business.  But it's not a coup de grace if the intended victim is still alive and causing trouble more than a decade later.  A real coup de grace would make everyone slap their heads and cry, "Jeez, how could we have been so foolish???"

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Curator of the Herbarium
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh


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