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Re: Genetics and Morphology Collide



On Fri, 9 Feb 1996, King, Norm wrote:

> Don't get me wrong, either (heaven forbid!).  The tremendous predictive 
> value of cladistics must be clear to everyone.  It is to me.  But what 
> are we predicting?  It gives us answers, but are they the right answers?  
> Perhaps the pendulum needs to swing back a little.  Over-reliance on that 
> one technique may result in "over-confusion."

Hooray!  I'm glad someone else feels this way.  You all may have noticed 
that I am a rabid monophylist, but otherwise I am not a particularly 
vehement cladist.


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