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Monday, November 16, 2009

BRYONET: Naming Nature

BRYONET

I hope not to rekindle the discussion between the cladists and the
taxonomic traditionalists which occupied so much bandwidth last month.
But I would like to point out a new book that documents some of the
history of this discussion. Carol Kaesuk Yoon, a biologist who writes
for the New York Times and who now lives in Washington state, has
authored Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science (New
York: W. W. Norton, 2009). An article by Yoon summarizing the book is
at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/science/11naming.html?_r=1&8dpc
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