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Re: a lot of fog?

> Since there is no empirical way to confirm or refute a cladogram by
> observation,

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.