[Taxacom] Botanists shred paperwork in taxonomy reforms : Nature News

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 21:43:49 CDT 2011

You are absolutely right. Under the new code we are systematically expunging
all reference to plants and botany in deference to the diversity of groups
covered by the 'The Code Previously Known as ICBN'.

I hereby propose, from the floor, the following advice to Ed.Comm.:

"globally replace all reference to 'botanist' with 'organismist'."

Yep, that ought to do it... :)

On Jul 21, 2011 11:14 AM, "Thiele, Kevin" <Kevin.Thiele at dec.wa.gov.au>
> Jim you can no longer say things like this - you have to say that
botanists, mycologists and phycologists are all cool. In fact, one could
argue that mycologists are even more cool than botanists (don't know where
phycologists sit on the scale)
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> and now registration of fungi names is being discussed...
> and no more mandatory Latin decided yesterday... are botanists cool, or
> what!
> jim
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