[Taxacom] Robust argument - clarification

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Sun Jun 28 04:29:02 CDT 2009


I said: 

> Fossils may reveal a lot of information that extant 
> genomes no longer carry (although....ultimately the 
> informatic value of the fossils is morphology, which for the 
> most part *was* embedded in the dead oragnism's genome, even 
> if that information has long been lost to time).

I wouldn't want to be misinterpreted (again), so I should correct the above
parenthetical statement to say that the informatic value of fossils *also*
includes geopgraphy as well as time; not just morphology.

Aloha,
Rich






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