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



But you _can't_ tell, since traditional classifications are under no
obligation to follow cladograms!  That is an important reason to
prefer a cladistic approach to classification.

Phylogenetic nomenclature is neither cladistic nor an approach to classification. It's just defining places on the tree and tying labels to them. Of course, that's only applicable to reality if you have an idea of what the tree looks like, and the best way to find that out is cladistics, but it's not actually required.


"Hardliners are annoying because they can wield the purity of
their convictions.  Moderates often have better ideas, they just
can't express them as forcefully" -- Matt Wedel.

"The truth does not lie in the middle"
-- Title of a German philosophical book.