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infuriating taxonomic discussion



On Fri, 9 Feb 1996 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 96-02-09 01:23:32 EST, pharrinj@PLU.edu (Nicholas J.
> Pharris) writes:
> 
> >Dinosaurs were a big, variegated bush, only one branch of which has 
> >happened to survive to this day.  It doesn't become a different bush 
> >simply by virtue of that fact.
> 
> No, it becomes a different bush because most of the organisms on the bush are
> in so many ways different from most of the organisms in the parent bush.

You seem to be missing the point.  It can never be a different bush, 
because it's growing from the same root!

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