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Re: Cladistics (was Sci. Am. - present)

John V Jackson wrote <HTML>...and wrote again...</HTML>:
>However the chips fall, it is clear that while cladistics is useful, it is
not >magic
        True enough. However, as Clarke's law tells us: "Any science
significantly more advanced than our own will appear as magic." And, of
course, in comparison with traditional taxonomic/phylogenetic reconstruction
methods, cladistics may do just that.


    Jonathan R. Wagner, Dept. of Geosciences, TTU, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
"Cladism is to evolution what agnosticism is to the existance of god"-Horner