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Re: Quo vadis... (REALLY my last)



On Tue, 6 Feb 1996 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> A severe case of the Too-Deep-Hierarchy Problem! (See _MM_ #2.) You can solve
> it by (1) not giving names to _all_ the different clades; (2) chucking the
> Linnaean ranks entirely and using a sequential monophyletic hierarchy, in
> which you may intercalate as many branching nodes as you like; or (3)
> gathering up some of the clades into paraphyletic taxa.

Of course, if you take the quick and easy path and slide down the 
slippery slope of paraphyly, you will join George for all eternity in 
phylogenetic Hell.

Perhaps they'll put you to work making cladograms...

Nick Pharris
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
(206)535-8204
PharriNJ@PLU.edu

"If you can't convince them, confuse them." -- Harry S. Truman