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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_.