[Taxacom] Molecules wins over morphology again

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Fri Sep 2 07:50:30 CDT 2011

I guess I was reading between the lines in some of the reactions about
my understanding of things, but ok - perhaps I was a little unfair about
that. Mea culpa.

John Grehan

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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Jason Mate
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 7:05 AM
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Molecules wins over morphology again

> I am regarded by some on this list as an ignorant clod who should know
> better abut cladistics, phylogenetics, molecules etc, but I was
> pleasantly surprised that some in the fish world share similar, if not
> sometimes identical, points of view.  For example, Mooi and Gill
> (Zootaxa 2450: 26-40 2010)state the folling:

John, from what I have read in this group, you have been treated fairly
and not ridiculed for your work. We may disagree on our philosophical
views and sometimes argue rather heatedly but that is all. What may have
been ridiculed are your reactions to your pet peeves.  I agree that the
review letter was curt and probably even unfair, but as Kirk pointed out
you are at the mercy of the editors' particular pet peeves, so just send
it to a different journal. We all have endured our share of rejection,
as it is an unfortunate byproduct of human behaviour, even in science.


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