[Taxacom] species (was: feathered flying fish)n

Paul J. Morris mole at morris.net
Thu Mar 26 12:47:01 CDT 2009


On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:14:29 -0500
kennethkinman at webtv.net (Kenneth Kinman) wrote:
>  Conclusion.  The most important kinds of complexity, be they
> structural, or otherwise, are where paraphyletic cuts in the Tree of
> Life are most useful (to both scholars and lay people).

To put it in a sound byte: The denial of paraphyly is the denial of
history.  

-Paul
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