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Waldorf, Stattler... and me (apologies to the spirit of Frank Oz)

Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> ><< And I'm sorry, but there's no way I
> > can conceive of to improve a system that is so thoroughly flawed and
> > misguided - apart from eliminating it altogether.  I've struggled (and
> > failed) to come up with any constructive comments that would *assist* >
> taxonomic system that is based on the premise that the shape of the
> > wrist bones is a "key apomorphy" that can neatly delineate 
> > one "Class" of vertebrates from another.  >>

>You're not trying hard enough. Keep at it.

You mean, I should think of ways to *improve* the "eclecto-cladistic"
taxonomic system?  Sort of like asking Ronald Reagan for advice on ways to
improve communism.




Timothy J. Williams 

USDA-ARS Researcher 
Agronomy Hall 
Iowa State University 
Ames IA 50014 

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