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Re: where have all the etc.
Quoting David Peters <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Okay, let me repeat what you are saying in my own words as I
understand it: There is a 'problem' in that I have insufficient
characters in my analysis. But in this partcular rabbit hole leading to
Wonderland the problem is that I have complete resolution and all sister
taxa resemble each other. My friends, that's no problem. That's a
"For every complex problem, there is a simple solution...and it is wrong."
Cladograms need to be constantly tested through addition of new characters to
see if they are congruent with the ones used previously. Extraordinary claims
require extraordinary evidence; it is incumbent on you, who delight in making
extraordinary claims, to demonstrate that "your" characters outweigh "their"
characters in a phylogenetic analysis. And there is no way to do that without
including all of "their" characters.
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan