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David Marjanovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
<Judging from the presentation at the meeting in July, it's really going
to work. :-)>
It may be pessimistic or overly cynical, but the nature of committee is
to seldom come to an equitable agreement on just about anything: there is
always a compromise, things left out to satisfy one side or another, etc.
This is why people disparage things being sent to committee. Never is this
apparently more true than in governments who's systems are run essentially
by committee, as many Americans can tell you. Registration is just more
"beaurocratic red tape" to deal with, nor does it seem automatic. There
may definately be people that would balk at this simply because they do
not agree with the Code, or consider phylogenetic nomenclature to be a
valid means of pursuing taxonomy, rather than "traditional" or Linnaean
taxonomy (just as it has been stated before, nothing _requires_ you to
follow the ICZN's rulings, only if the form of publication you choose
requires it does it become neccessary ... otherwise, it's a matter of
choice for some, or ethics for others).
Jaime A. Headden
Little steps are often the hardest to take. We are too used to making leaps
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do. We should all
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.
"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)
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- From: David Marjanovic <email@example.com>