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:


         logical parsimony


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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