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Re: Australodocus a titanosauriform and other new papers
"Genera" have baggage, and I argue this as well. They do not mean
...but they should. That would make a lot of things easier.
Taylor argued that, arbitrarily but based on Linnaean precedent,
elevating a "subgenus" to "genus" was the useful thing at this point
No, Paul had already done that. Taylor only resurrected that genus from
Because there is no _science_ inherent in the Linnaean System -- that
is to say, in the Popperian sense, it makes no disprovable argument
-- its value is reduced. I argue that it becomes art. *Giraffatitan*
is art, and so is the "genus." We can also argue about _species_
being art, but that's slightly different (and again because it's
laden with baggage).
That's all true. The argument is that *Giraffatitan brancai* is better
art than *Brachiosaurus brancai*.