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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.
The peace of God be with you.