[Taxacom] No more whinging and whining?

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Wed Feb 1 20:25:23 CST 2012


At least this is not whinging about Croizat's writing style.

John Grehan



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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Frederick W.
Schueler
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 3:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] No more whinging and whining?

On 2/1/2012 3:00 PM, Karl Magnacca wrote:

> Another interesting contrast of quotes:
> "Puritans of all sorts cannot
> stand anyone having a different view from themselves. The inflexible 
> schemes of these great simplifiers, levellers...

* weren't the Levellers the inventors of the idea of not insisting that
everybody believe the same thing as yourself? -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levellers


> ...and systematizers can
> hold up progress for decades. In contrast, geologists (Chamberlin, 
> 1890 reprinted 1965) and now molecular biologists (Hickerson et al.,
> 2010) cite the method of 'multiple working hypotheses'."
>
> versus:
>
> "Normal ecological movement and range expansion, along with other 
> kinds of 'dispersal' such as daily and annual migrations, are accepted

> here; long distance dispersal/founder speciation is not."
>
> Granted, what most people would call long distance dispersal is 
> somehow jammed under "normal" dispersal, but still...
>
>> (I call it a 'pretence' because they know darned well that there is 
>> an alternative).
>
> Wishful thinking is not a viable alternative.
>
> Karl
>
>
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