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Re: Systematics

Mickey Rowe wrote:

 > ... Michael Donoghue, the outgoing president of
 > the latter group gave the presidential address... where he urged
 > systematists to chuck the Linnaean rules of taxonomy and devise a new
 > code of nomenclature ... in which evolutionary relationships are not
 > distorted and groups can be moved from one place in the nomenclatural
 > hierarchy to another without regard for any artificial "ranks".

I would support having two separate sets of rules - a Linnaean set and
a cladistic set.  I would stongly oppose eliminating the Linnaean rules,
as I believe they have uses.

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