Such expressions as that famous one of Linnæus, and which we often meet with in a more or less concealed form, that the characters do not make the genus, but that the genus gives the characters, seem to imply that something more is included in our classification, than mere resemblance. I believe that something more is included; and that propinquity of descent,—the only known cause of the similarity of organic beings,—is the bond, hidden as it is by various degrees of modification, which is partially revealed to us by our classifications (Darwin, 1859, p. 413f).

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Notice to Readers: Comments now moderated

The Systematics and Biogeography Blog does not tolerate hostile, intimidating or threatening comments and emails from its readers*. One such Troll, Matts Envall of Manrax AB Consulting, has been banned from this blog for hostile and threatening behavior. Other blogs and websites have also banned Envall, including Evolving Thoughts, Archetype and Wikipedia. Please note that all comments are now moderated.

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1 comment:

OilIsMastery said...

LOL. What was his problem?