[Taxacom] Binomial Nomenclature - was: "cataloguing hypotheses &not real things"

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Sun Sep 1 07:05:58 CDT 2013

From: "Dan Lahr" <dlahr at ib.usp.br>
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2013 11:58 AM

[...] One of the things that I often wonder is why nobody ever 
suggested a more logical, parsimonious and I suspect bioinformatics 
friendlier (not my area, can someone confirm?) transition to 
uninomial nomenclature. [...]

I would hate to go digging them up, but there were several
(probably many) such attempts (in fact, the PhyloCode was
intended as another attempt). The history of nomenclature
is full of genius/crackpot attempts at 'improvements' that
did not make it. Using logic is often very effective in helping
one go astray.


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