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Re: The PhyloCode will not address the naming of species (Was The Papers That Ate Cincinnati)

so, now Guiness Book of World Records can have entries for "Last person
to discover a new Class/Family/Order/Phylum"....no matter how many new
discoveries are made.

You have missed something: Classes, families, orders and phyla are not discovered. They are made up.

Clades are discovered. Their names are made up, but they can be defined. What _ranks_ are given to those names is an _entirely_ subjective decision. Surely you have noticed that no two published classifications of any group are identical: that's because nobody can say that any classification is right or wrong, _even given that everyone agrees on the shape of the tree_.