[Taxacom] Serious questions about taxonomy/ontology

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Sat Sep 11 18:28:54 CDT 2010

Hi, Richard.

My wife begs to differ, and as a dutiful husband I (of course) agree. She says that pattern recognition is a fundamental human skill and is used and honed in many different trades and professions, not just taxonomy. I don't myself see how externalising this process and analysing its rules will make us better taxonomists.

Dr Robert Mesibov
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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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