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Darwin-L Message Log 3:80 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<3:80>From leh1@Lehigh.EDU  Sat Nov 20 15:41:31 1993

Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1993 16:17:36 EST
From: leh1@Lehigh.EDU (Lynn E. Hanninen)
Subject: Re: phenetics vs cladistics vs evol. class.
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

Hi!
I have 2 questions regarding cladistics.
Both questions arise from reading Mayr.

1) My understanding was that Mayr said there is no method in Cladistics for
going from phylogenetic reconstruction to classification.  Comments?

2) My understanding is that a major purpose of cladistics is to determine
-branch points.-  What EXACTLY is a branch point?  Is cladistics concerned
with determining branch points?

lynn (still trying)

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