[Taxacom] Fading role of traditional taxonomists

Jason Mate jfmate at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 2 15:30:56 CDT 2009

Nice article. I can say that Anthony (Cognato) is what most taxonomists would have hoped taxonomy to be now instead of what it is. If I had to pin the blame on any single thing I would say that the increasing lack of contact with the natural world would be it. You can´t be curious about organisms if you don´t experience them and I am afraid that with our increasing bubble-culture it will only get worse.



> Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 12:56:05 -0400
> From: mblanco at flmnh.ufl.edu
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> Subject: [Taxacom] Fading role of traditional taxonomists
> I know this topic is familiar with most members of this forum, but here 
> is a link to a recent article about it in The Scientist, with some 
> interesting data on the performance of the PEET program:
> http://www.the-scientist.com/2009/06/1/32/1/
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