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Re: BCF and BADD



In a message dated 95-11-29 11:36:26 EST, theropod@garnet.berkeley.edu (John
R. Hutchinson) writes:

>The _right_ way? Is there one? Plausibility (="likelier") has little
>bearing in this realm of speculation. I'd say any slightly reasonable
>explanation has just about the same chance of being true as any other. As
>the pundits say, truth is stranger than fiction.


There are two Great Problems confronting phylogeny. The first is to arrive at
a phylogeny. The second is to confirm that the phylogeny you have arrived at
is true. Guess which problem is more difficult(!).

Of course, when I said "right," I was using a bit of hyperbole...