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RE: Philosophies for Character Ordering
Jaime Headden wrote:
Mickey was correct in the sense that in a logical system, progression
from 1 to 2, then to 3, must allow the animal to go through condition 2;
if the animal has condition 3, the assumption of an ordered character
asserts that it must go through 2 in that theory. This is just as
applicable and is not assumed to be the "right," but is a "logical,"
What about (say) the transformation of caudals in titanosaurs: (1)
procoelous; (2) amphicoelous; (3) opisthocoelous. A given caudal may have
switched from (1) --> (3) without passing through (2).
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