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Re: Some thoughts on cladistics

In a message dated Mon, 5 Nov 2001 11:27:28 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
"philidor11" <philidor11@snet.net> writes:

> A system of classification starting from observation of easily
> distinguished, numerous, and widespread modern groups is no more an
> abstraction than any other approach.

Hence the widespread use of crown groups and crown-group-based stem groups...

--Nick P.