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Re: Clade II
Jeffrey Martz <martz@holly.ColoState.EDU> wrote :
>THERE ARE NO "REAL" OR "NATURAL" GROUPS
This is absolutely right. You classify a group (of anything) for a purpose
and select your criteria accordingly. Each such classification is valid in
its own context.
Cladistics is fine for phylogenetic classification of the organisms. If on
the other hand you are out hunting with a bow and an arrow, you might
like to classify the animals according to the thickness of their skin. In that
context it is a perfectly valid and better classification than cladistics.
Gautam Majumdar email@example.com
- Clade II
- From: Jeffrey Martz <martz@holly.ColoState.EDU>