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Fwd: Transitional Fossils
Subj: Re: Transitional Fossils
Date: 95-10-03 22:56:17 EDT
In a message dated 95-10-03 20:32:39 EDT, you write:
>Transform cladistical definition of a palaeontologist:
>"An irritating person, constantly finding new specimens necessitating the
>re-evaluation of cladistically manufactured phylogenies."
Keep up the good work. It's interesting how often specimens surface that
require "major rethinking" of the phylogenies that cladists arrive at using
their methodology. Boy, that _Mononykus_ sure threw them a curve. If they'd
get the phylogenies right the first time (or by the twentieth attempt), new
specimens could just be added onto the Big Cladogram as new branches without
the "major rethinking."