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  WAS: why scientists don't just give up the names battle
From: Jmh98law at aol.com on 2001.07.11 at 14:56:59(7018)
In a message dated 7/9/2001 10:38:38 PM US Eastern Standard Time, Neil writes:

All of you are correct because you come from different points of view. Some
are taxonomists ( they are excused as their hands are tied and they are
supposed to act that way ), some are collectors of one narrow group of
plants and others collect a wide range of plants. to each his own.

NO ONE IS CORRECT who thinks that their way is the only way, or that people
who don't conform are perpatrating some kind of horrible evil on the plants.
Really, the genes and 95% of people who collect plants could care less what
the name is. THe genes are only looking for a vessel and the people only
want something beautiful and/or interesting in their lives.

Ah, Neil, well said. 'Tis true, for some people the enjoyment of a beautiful
plant does not mean that have to know the botanical name. I just love the way
you put this truly interesting discussion into perspective.

Jeanne M. Hannah

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