[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: a lot of fog?
> Since there is no empirical way to confirm or refute a cladogram by
Sure there is. Observe *Sinovenator*. The only difference to non-historical
sciences is that you can't observe everything you want at any time, you have
to wait until it's discovered :-)
> [...] to accumulate support for one's position without
> regard for other positions. Creating opposing points of view and searching
> for things that remove support for one's own position becomes the job of
> one's opponents. This is, if you look closely, exactly how cladistic
> are currently undertaken.
By a few. It certainly shouldn't be that way, in any case.