[Taxacom] No more whinging and whining?

John Grehan jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Thu Feb 2 06:13:55 CST 2012


Good to see that you have developed a sense of humor.

John Grehan 

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael A. Ivie [mailto:mivie at montana.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 9:43 PM
To: John Grehan
Cc: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] No more whinging and whining?

Style? You call that style?

(it's a joke John)


> At least this is not whinging about Croizat's writing style.
>
> John Grehan
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Frederick W.
> Schueler
> Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 3:28 PM
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
> 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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