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Re: LIST POLICY



At 11:42 AM 12/15/97 -0700, Jeff Martz wrote:
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>      For any recent subscribers who haven't been on the list recently, I
>have been compiling a list list of guidlines to help follow along with
>some of the list discussions.  
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You forgot two:

5) Phylogenetic systematics and phylogenetic taxonomy must be rejected
outright, as they have the annoying habit of being repeatable, testable,
falsifiable, and clear.  This obvious detracts from the coolness and
artistics factors in classification.

6) New generic names shall be proposed with great abandon, especially by
those who have never seen the specimens nor have any experience in dealing
with levels of variability in modern or extinct forms.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661