Philosophical views of phyl. reconst.

Warren Frank Lamboy wfl1 at cornell.edu
Sun May 14 17:11:49 EST 1995


Can somebody please define or point to a reference that defines the three
philosophical views underlying phylogenetic inference that were recently
characterized by Joe Felsenstein as:



         hypothetical-deductive

         logical parsimony

         statistical?


I am particularly interested in the features of each that distinguish them
from one another, and, of course, what assumptions are inherent in each. 

Thank you.
-- 
Warren F. Lamboy                            "It's easy if you know how to
                                             do it, but it's impossible if
                                             you don't know how to do it."



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