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Re: A few very short questions

>>The Linnean hierarchy is so firmly entrenched in
the academic psyche ( and in everyday use) that it takes almost a
shift (IMHO) to adjust to cladistics.<<

Easy!  Never use jargon!  For a sort of beginners cladistics, simply
never say
"order" or "class" simply say "Dinosaurs, crocodyles and birds are all
Crocodyles and dinosaurs seperated in the Early Triassic and birds
seperated from
dinosaurs in the Early Jurrassic (or Late Triassic)."  A begat B begat
C.  I find
that cladistics is much easier to understand then Linnaen taxonomy.