Definition of plant

Dave Haas dhaas at
Sat Oct 9 05:28:24 EST 1999

My 3 cents.  Nature does not believe in categories.  Taxa are created by 
humans.  Since everything is related to everything else drawing the lines is 
going to be controversial.  You would think the easiest place to make 
distinctions would be at the kingdom level but the more we find out the 
harder it is to decide where one kingdom ends and another begins. I bet 
there are more problems today than there was when we had the old 2 kingdom 
system. Now we simply throw everything that doesn't fit in the four 
or five existing kingdoms into protista.  It seems the more we know the more 
we don't know

D. Haas   

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