[Taxacom] Users of Epacridaceae, its subclades, and systematics in general

Karl Magnacca kmagnacca at wesleyan.edu
Tue Mar 31 05:45:27 CDT 2009

On Tue, March 31, 2009 4:17 am, Kenneth Kinman wrote:
> Unlike strict cladists, these are the mostly silent majority who are
> frankly getting tired of the fallout from extreme cladism.  Frankly
> these are the kind of people who pay the most of the taxes that fund
> the majority of governmental support for taxonomic research.  That
> there is now a bias toward funding those who are strict cladists is
> unfortunate, but this will certainly change.

Ken, I respect your opinion on this subject, but sometimes I have to
wonder about what kind of world you think we live in.  Most of the
people who pay the taxes for government-funded research in the US aren't
"strict cladists" because they don't even think evolution is true, not
because they support allowing paraphyletic groups.

Karl Magnacca
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Zoology
Trinity College, Dublin 2

More information about the Taxacom mailing list