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Re: infuriating taxonomic discussion
In a message dated 96-02-09 02:05:56 EST, pharrinj@PLU.edu (Nicholas J.
>> 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
>> 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!
It's a different bush. The root doesn't matter; the morphology of the