Darwin-L Message Log 3:64 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<3:64>From ahouse@hydra.rose.brandeis.edu  Mon Nov 15 19:37:16 1993

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1993 20:42:40 -0500
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
From: ahouse@hydra.rose.brandeis.edu (Jeremy John Ahouse)
Subject: phenetics vs cladistics vs evol. ref

>I'm an undergrad student majoring in history.  Mostly out of curiousity, I'd
>like professional definitions for cladistics, evolutionary classification,
>etc., as well.  Thanks.
>    Robert King

    I think the folks who asked will find Elliot Sober's
_Reconstructing the Past_ helpful  (he doesn't in the end come down on the
side of cladistics, still his descriptions seem fair).  You might also want
to check out Mark Ridley's _Evolution and Classification_.

    - jeremy

    Jeremy John Ahouse
    Biology Dept. & Center for Complex Systems
    Brandeis University
    Waltham, MA 02254-9110

    (617) 736-4954
    email: ahouse@hydra.rose.brandeis.edu
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