[Taxacom] Objective synonyms?
stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sun May 30 17:54:25 CDT 2010
>we need taxonomy to manage the terms used to describe taxonomy!
spoken like a true beauracrat!!
"we need this agency to manage and regulate itself" (nothing else, just manage and regulate itself!) - reminds me of a few big bioinformatics initiatives!
From: Jim Croft <jim.croft at gmail.com>
To: Gregor Hagedorn <g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com>
Cc: TAXACOM <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Mon, 31 May, 2010 10:44:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Objective synonyms?
non-believer! we need taxonomy to manage the terms used to describe taxonomy!
On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 7:08 AM, Gregor Hagedorn <g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com> wrote:
> I hope this thread helps to clarify definitions in the codes, so users
> of taxonomy can use intuitive concepts like "synonym" in a normal
> Sadly, it strikes my that this (public!) discussion supplies a prime
> argument for anyone doubting whether taxonomy has a role in the
> current world.
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