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Re: T-J Extinction event article (more media errors?)



In a message dated 5/14/01 12:45:02 PM EST, tmk@dinosauricon.com writes:

<< > Also, the bureaucratic problems associated with having to >register<
 > taxonomic names.
 
 I think this will be a fairly automated process. And it's a *great* idea
 -- no more accidental usage of preoccupied names. >>

No, it's a lousy idea. The way things are set up now, one occasionally 
petitions the ICZN to >remove< a name; imagine instead having to petition to 
>add< a name every time you need one. This is a clear loss of freedom to name 
taxa.