[Taxacom] melanogaster in the Economist

bckcdb at istar.ca bckcdb at istar.ca
Fri Apr 30 08:08:38 CDT 2010


Quoting Donat Agosti <agosti at amnh.org>:

> This in a nutshell the conclusion of The Economist.
>
> "Some commissioners do not agree: "This application assumes the public
> cannot learn new words," said one. Luckily, there is no taxonomic police
> force, so there is no obligation to abide by any revision to the name of the
> famous fly. But if taxonomy wants to retain its relevance to the public it
> might want to think twice before cutting the few ties that bind it to the
> outside world. "

* disciplines (economists) who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones?

fred.
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