[Taxacom] melanogaster in the Economist

Barry Roth barry_roth at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 30 13:12:59 CDT 2010

To be sure, "The Economist" is not a magazine of scholarly economics but of financial news and opinion and is deeply "engaged" in that way. 

Barry Roth

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On Apr 30, 2010, at 6:08 AM, bckcdb at istar.ca wrote:

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?



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