[Taxacom] Evolution of human-ape relationships...

Kenneth Kinman kennethkinman at webtv.net
Fri Aug 12 21:37:43 CDT 2011

Hi Peter,
     I may have missed it, but I didn't see the list of papers to which
you refer.  Are you sure that the list of papers actually made it to
TAXACOM?  Sounds like interesting reading for the weekend.
                      Ken Kinman         
Peter HOVENKAMP wrote:       
      These papers in particular investigate the relation between
parsimony, cladistic analysis, polarity and out-group analysis (in
arbitrary order).  What they show is that Johns assertions about
cladistics and phenetics, in particular his assertion that only his
approach is cladistic and others are phenetic is simply not true. N o t
t r u e. Unless we allow John to use his own particular definition of
cladistic - a definition shared with no-one else. That would be like me
arguing that John's analyses are not panbiogeographic because I consider
an analysis panbiogeographic only if it draws lines separating, not
connecting taxon occurrences. 

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