Poor Willi Hennig?

Erich Schwarz schwarze.ccomail at starbase1.caltech.edu
Tue Sep 26 03:16:23 EST 1995


Jonah Thomas wrote:

> ... (Erich Schwarz) writes: 
> 
> >Couldn't resist this one....I have only one question, seeing as how I do not
> >like to flame people in public. I dont understand how Ludvig, the original
> >poster, can think that molecular systematics is bullshit seeing as how it is
> >the only method I know of that utilizes only homologous characters! (If you
> >take the care to align the sequences properly) How can you build a
phylogeny or
> >a taxonomy using anything else and call it realistic?

    No, Erich Schwarz did not write this passage.  For one thing, he
generally eschews technical terms like "bullshit" on groups like
bionet.molbio.evolution, or bionet.anything for that matter.

    Nor does Mr. Schwarz have any idea *who* did post the passage here.


--Erich Schwarz


Accept no impostors.



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