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Re: Fwd: Adios, "Brachiosaurus" brancai
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Paul P <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 11/09/2009, John Wilkins <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Arguing over genera is like arguing over how
>> best to put books on a shelf.
> There are many good ways to put books on a shelf, but there
> is only one true taxonomy. We'll never know exactly what
> it is, but that's beside the point.
There's one true *phylogeny*. Taxonomy is a human construct which is
often, but not necessarily always, based on phylogeny.
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies