Message 2004-02-0014: Re: on universaliy of Phylocode

Fri, 06 Feb 2004 09:40:11 -0500

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Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 09:40:11 -0500
From: Kevin de Queiroz <Dequeiroz.Kevin@NMNH.SI.EDU>
Subject: Re: on universaliy of Phylocode

Or, more likely, the rank-based approach of the current codes will become
"old-fashioned."  According to advocates of the PhyloCode, it already is. 
The phylogenetic approach, at least as currently described in the PhyloCode,
is also likely to be superceded by later developments, but that isn't a
reason to reject the approach.  Anyone who adopts an "historical" view
should appreciate that a succession of approaches is a basic property of
science as an historical process.


>>> "Igor Ya. Pavlinov" <> - 2/6/04 6:20 AM >>>
Re: on universaliy of PhylocodeDear Michel, 
if you ever read my paper I've sent you you woudl see that my somewhat
sceptical position in respect to the phylocode is caused by my "historical"
view of that fates of various classificatory approaches. You just recall
that "the new systematics" and phenetics were dominating prior to cladistics
in XX century while the pre-phylogenetic taxonomy of XIX century was based
on naturphilosophie. And where they all are now? So, I suspect there will
come time when cladistics along with the phylocode will become


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