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  Typhoniums linked to God Numbers
From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2003.02.10 at 10:40:42(9963)
Egregio Carlo

You wrote under "Typhonium linked"...

....the only righteous indignation I can arouse is when someone doesn't
> follow the rules--or stretches them to the point that logic fails.

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2003.02.11 at 07:42:17(9967)
> Wilbert & friends your work is brill. I hate taxonomy
>
> Ron

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From: hermine hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2003.02.12 at 09:24:58(9971)
Am I being a fool or do others also not understand why good ol' Ron writes
such a mysterious quote to a taxonomist?

Wilbert

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From: "Ron Iles" roniles at eircom.net> on 2003.02.12 at 09:57:59(9972)
Sorry, Good 'ole Wilb, I was applauding your recent Floral Art Work on line
& Oh! It should have read "I hate taxidermy" not "I hate taxonomy",
whatever that is

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2003.02.13 at 07:20:54(9973)
hah, and I am supposed to believe this lousy attempt at an excuse????? Hee,
hee, you better try again, Ronnieboy!!

Wilb (didn't get a valentine ......yet.......sob, sob)

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From: Steve Marak samarak at arachne.uark.edu> on 2003.02.13 at 12:11:25(9974)
On Tue, 11 Feb 2003, Wilbert Hetterscheid wrote:

> > Wilbert & friends your work is brill. I hate taxonomy
>
> Am I being a fool or do others also not understand why good ol' Ron writes
> such a mysterious quote to a taxonomist?

Made sense to me, but I assumed by "hate taxonomy" he meant "hate the
ICBN" rather than taxonomists themselves or the work they do.

I have the highest regard for Wilbert, Tom, Peter, and all the other aroid
researchers - no one who has been around them at all will question their
incredible knowledge of aroids or plants in general. I don't question
their decisions about how closely things are related, either, even when I
(gently) harass them about the fallout.

On the other hand - as a complete amateur in botany but something of a
connoisseur of really badly designed data systems (having, unfortunately,
been exposed to so many!) - the ICBN is so very bad that I use it as an
example of how NOT to build systems. Few others provide so many
instructive bad features in one place.

Steve

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From: hermine hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2003.02.13 at 16:49:45(9976)
At 04:20 PM 02/13/2003 +0100, Wilbert Hetterscheid wrote:

hah, and I am supposed to believe this lousy attempt at an excuse????? Hee,
hee, you better try again, Ronnieboy!!

Wilb (didn't get a valentine ......yet.......sob, sob)

it is still only feb 13th! i mistakenly sang happy birthday to my husband
this morning since valentines day is his birthday, and a careful check of
the calendar showed it was PREMATURE!

hermine

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