[Taxacom] serious questions about taxonomy and ontogeny

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Tue Sep 14 11:59:49 CDT 2010

Well, maybe so. We know pattern recognition works and is somewhat replicable, so it is not the same as Divine Revelation. But is it scientific? Is it testable? Is replication the same as testing pattern recognition? Is there a separate test, maybe molecular systematics?

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Richard H. Zander 
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] serious questions about taxonomy and ontogeny

perhaps the answer to the problem is for universities to have Taxonomy 
Departments in their Arts Faculties! :)

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