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Darwin-L Message Log 3:90 (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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<3:90>From leh1@Lehigh.EDU  Mon Nov 22 14:13:07 1993

Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1993 15:11:33 EST
From: leh1@Lehigh.EDU (Lynn E. Hanninen)
Subject: Re: phenetics vs cladistics vs evol. class.
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

Hi!

>  The cladist,... must still make decisions as to which rank
sister taxa should be, and which sister taxa should be named (in a
practical system, not all sister taxa can be named). This is what
Mayr meant by saying cladistics had no method.

I'm sorry, but I just don't understand all this about rank and
naming sister taxa (to tell the truth I still don't understand what
a taxon IS).

lynn (STILL trying)

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