[Taxacom] More precise sound bite
rjensen at saintmarys.edu
Sun Mar 29 09:54:48 CDT 2009
I never wrote that, to paraphrase your words, "all cladists are proponents of Phylocode." All that I wrote was that there is a link (a rather obvious one at that) connecting cladistics and Phylocode.
Besides, I doubt that ALL who took part in the Inquisition were either Christian or Catholic and, as you note, it is illogical to suggest that all Christians and Catholics supported the Inquisition (just as it is illogical to suggest that all self-professed (or even closet) cladists support Phylocode. But, there is clearly a link connecting the Inquisition to both Christianity and Catholicism.
Richard Jensen, Professor
Department of Biology
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556
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From: Curtis Clark <jcclark-lists at earthlink.net>
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] More precise sound bite
On 2009-03-27 10:52, Dick Jensen wrote:
> It is you who is denying reality. The reality is that proponents of
> Phylocode developed their ideas in the context of cladistic
> classification. There is no other method of classification used to
> justify phylocode or providing the foundation on which the principles
> of Phylocode are based.
It is also true that all the members of the Spanish Inquisition were
Catholics. The inquisitors developed their ideas (although not their
methods) in the context of Catholic Christianity. There was no other
religion used to justify the Inquisition or to provide a foundation for
the aims of the Inquisition.
Should we assume that all Christians or even all Catholics share the
aims and viewpoints of the Inquisition? I don't think so.
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