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RE: Polyphyletic

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Posted by: CKing at Sat Oct 4 22:59:24 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by CKing ]  
   

>>"Linnaeus, who knows quite a bit about classification, did not recongize a "Nonchelonia" but he did recognize Reptilia."
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>>I rest my case.>>

Good. I was getting tired of your antics.

>>This is the confession I've been seeking.>>

Not a confession, but a statement of fact. Linnaean classification is still used throughout the world. Some cladists have proposed that we abandon the Linnaean system because there just aren't enough taxonomic ranks to satisfy the cladists' needs. It appears that instead the world has decided to abandon cladistic classificatory practice instead. Reptilia is alive and well and most people do not include birds within Reptilia. BTW, Ernst Mayr probably thinks that Linnaeus is a better taxonomist than many cladists.

>>See y'all. I'll be busy moving science forward while others light candles for Linnaeus. Best regards. I have a reptile collection to attend to!>>

You, moving science forward? How? I see no evidence of that capabilitiy from you.

Good luck with your reptile collection. I hope that your "reptile" collection does not include birds because birds have a much higher basal metabolism than reptiles and they require daily feeding as well as daily cleaning of the cages, unlike traditional reptiles. Those who clean bird cages and reptile cages know the difference between birds and reptiles, even if the cladists do not. LOL.


   

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