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  Taxonomy is dead!?!
From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2001.04.12 at 19:17:51(6182)
Hi Al,

Very interesting comment, indeed. The PhyloCode have some interesting
advantages, and many problems too. Anyway, it makes no difference which
approach you are using: probably both are wrong. Taxonomy reflects the
biodiversity just like Euclidean Geometry reflects the real world. Have you
ever seen perfect cubes, pyramids or prisms occurring naturally in our
world? No? Neither me. We are all pretenders... I think I need another job!
;o)

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From: Paul Tyerman tyerman at dynamite.com.au> on 2001.04.12 at 22:49:04(6184)
Howdy Eduardo,

>Have you
>ever seen perfect cubes, pyramids or prisms occurring naturally in our
>world? No? Neither me. We are all pretenders... I think I need another job!
>;o)

Actually, there are various crystalline structures that go extremely close
to Cubes and Pyramids...... they occur naturally, so I suppose that there
ARE some naturally occuring. Often things do exist... we just haven't
found them yet.

Cheers.

Paul Tyerman

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