Message 2004-10-0082: Fwd: Re: In case anyone was wondering

Tue, 14 Sep 2004 15:23:51 -0400

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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 15:23:51 -0400
From: [unknown]
Subject: Fwd: Re: In case anyone was wondering

Jon Wagner wrote:

>      I am sorry to see you leave this discussion. As I recall,  the=
 last time
>you and I disagreed on the listserv you also departed prematurely...=

Although this comment was made in jest (at least I hope it was), I do=
feel the need to respond.  Speaking for myself as well as Kevin, I=
have to say that it is almost impossible to keep up with the listserv=
when there is a burst of activity as there has been the last few=20
days.  I have spent hours today (I am not exaggerating) just trying=
to assimilate enough of each message to decide whether there is=20
something I want to respond to.  Please accept that when people=20
withdraw from the discussion or never engage to begin with (there are=
many silent members of this listserv) it is not necessarily because=
they are not interested or fleeing a disagreement.  There are only so=
many hours in the day and many other responsibilities and commitments=

>      I hope you plan to return to this problem at some point, at le=
ast ot the
>consideration of a principle of nomenclatural freedom. Regardless of=
>the Pan convention will or will not be mandated, we also need to add=
ress the
issue of whether it will be USED.

Although this has been said before, I want to reiterate that there is=
no plan to mandate the Pan convention.  What we are proposing is only=
a recommendation that it be used.


Philip D. Cantino
Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Environmental and Plant Biology
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979

Phone: (740) 593-1128; 593-1126
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