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Posted by pjay on October 18, 2002 at 16:34:39:

In Reply to: It is far from the posted by Kenny Wray on October 18, 2002 at 14:37:37:

who said anything about correct? sorry if you are confusing what is true with what is a valid change. taxonomists/systematists are never going to settle on one correct answer. They evaluate evidence as it comes along and integrate it into what we already know. I know this tends to fry peoples wires, but there is no right answer and there never will be. If you don't like what the last paper said then you'll either have to do the work or you'll have to suffer with the burden of reading E. allegheniensis (or whatever other names you don't agree with) until someone does the work for you and makes it fit your hypothesis.


:answer just because it follows ICZN rules and was published last. I am at a lost to explain that any other way. The published a hypothesis, one hypothesis, of the relationships of the populations of Elaphe obsoleta. That far from makes it correct.
:Later, KW





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