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Re: Re: Addendum to Survey
Thomas R. Holtz writes;
>More to the point, cladistics was developed with neontology (modern biology)
>in mind. Paleontologists (and especially dinosaur and invert specialists)
>are infamous for their late and grudging acceptance of cladistics!
The reason paleo types have been reluctant to accept cladistics is
because one is trying to use a two dimentional model (useful for
neontology) on a three dimentional science (include the time factor).
Personally, if there was a way to combine the geologic time scale
into a cladistic analysis (instead of a post-analysis effort to do
the same), I'd be more willing to accept the results.