[Taxacom] Order Campanulales (worth maintaining?)
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Fri Feb 18 16:51:19 CST 2011
On 2011-02-18 12:41, Richard Zander wrote:
> Thus, genera evolve. Ditto families.
Do split genera evolve faster or slower than lumped ones?
I have no quibble with the idea that entities more inclusive than
species evolve. But to say that genera evolve (in the evolutionary, not
historical circumscriptive or nomenclatural sense) seems to me a
departure from biology.
> Demonstrate to me why I am wrong, you who disagree enough to say so,
> and not by mapping traits onto a cladogram or ad hoc axioms. That is
> not science.
There's no point. You will rule out as "not science" any playing field
that I choose, and attribute to me a variety of lapses, only some of
which I may have made.
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