Message 2005-12-0048: Fw: Re: Repost: An alternative to the Companion Volume?

Fri, 18 Nov 2005 23:33:44 +0100

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Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 23:33:44 +0100
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To: PML <>
Cc: "Jonathan R. Wagner" <>
Subject: Fw: Re: Repost: An alternative to the Companion Volume?

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=46rom: "Jonathan R. Wagner" <>

> How about 20 years? That seems like a nice number. If you can't get=
> ideas out in 20 years, you probably never will. Books and counter-b=
> can be published in that time. Also, that gives time for a whole ne=
> generation to come into PN and question everything we have done.
> I don't mind the "provisional registration" idea... in fact, I thin=
k it=20
> will be better received than "suspending priority for a hundred yea=
> which is what I support. It will have pretty much the same effect, =
> giving the impression that we are abandoning priority altogether. I=
> 20 years from now, we just scan the database for homonyms and try t=
o come=20
> up with a resolution. Note, however, that publication dates will HA=
VE to=20
> be reset. If you do something like I did with Ornithischia, and hav=
e names=20
> that are sequenced such that they disappear when their context dies=
, it=20
> won't do much good if they have priority over the name that kills t=


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