Message 2000-11-0001: New(?) Paper

Tue, 21 Nov 2000 18:34:15 -0600 (CST)

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Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 18:34:15 -0600 (CST)
From: "Jonathan R. Wagner" <znc14@TTACS.TTU.EDU>
Subject: New(?) Paper

        Greetings all,

        Through the marvels of electronic media I just discovered a paper
which, to my knowledge, has not been presented to this august body:

        Nixon, K. C. and J. M. Carpenter, 2000. On the other "Phylogenetic
Systematics." Cladistics 16: 298-318

        I believe it would be best to forbear editorializing, as I believe
everyone on this list should read this paper, and I am sure everyone will
reach the same conclusions on their own.

        Alright, I can't keep this down. Amidst the dripping sarcasm and
generally unprovoked invective of the author's Finger Pointing System (FPS),
I was surprised to learn that Schander, Thollesson, and even the redoubtable
Michael S. Y. Lee have been reduced to the status of "disciples," while
Kevin de Quieroz, as Prometheus himself, gets to hork(1) the torch of
knowledge around like he owns the place. I wonder how it feels to be
someone's antichrist...

(1) For those not familiar with American slang, Hork: to throw, hurl, lit.
to vomit, as in "the inability to seperate one's pride and personality from
one's systematic methodology make me want to hork."

     Jonathan R. Wagner, Dept. of Geosciences, TTU, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
  "Why do I sense we've picked up another pathetic lifeform?" - Obi-Wan Kenobi

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