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Re: Taxon Search
> Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 15:38:33 +0100 (MET)
> From: David Marjanovic <email@example.com>
>> I'm not entirely sure I swallow this.
> OK, I should have mentioned that many people use "taxonomy" for
> different things. For example it is a synonym of "systematics" for
>> Given that any particular naming of a node or a stem is a
>> nomenclatural act, surely the choice of which nodes and stems to
>> name is a subjective one requiring knowledge of the relevant
>> and making those choices is therefore a taxonomic procedure?
> No, why?
> ("Knowledge of the relevant groups" is part of phylogenetics.)
Then I am at a loss to understand what you _do_ consider to be
taxonomy, other than the assignment of ranks. Basically, you seem to
be defining taxonomy as "those things that we do not do in
phylogenetic nomenclature". Under _that_ description, then I agree
with you that phylogenetic nomenclature is not taxonomy :-)
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
)_v__/\ "Was it Kierkegaard or Dick van Patten who said, 'If you label
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