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Re: Dinosaur Discussion List Dictionary

In a message dated 95-10-24 13:34:07 EDT, rowe@lepomis.psych.upenn.edu
(Mickey Rowe) writes:

>A homoplasy is a character state shared
>between two groups of organisms as a result of similar adaptive forces
>(to be distinguished from a character state that is shared as a result
>of common ancestry).

Had I included such considerations, I would have had to define "adaptive
forces," etc. I tried to be very minimalist in my definitions.