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).

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

A Makeover

You like it? The Blogger Template Designer calls it "Simple". We like it and hope that it is easier on the eye.

Above you will see our new design, a 'Chtenopteryx ontogeny motif', and below that, an additional quote that will change from time-to-time (this month it's Darwin).

We hope to hear from you, dear Systematics & Biogeography reader, especially those can enlighten us on the ontogeny in the header above. You will be hearing from us.


John S. Wilkins said...

Hey, who gets credit for the quote?!

Malte C. Ebach said...

John Wilkins gets the credit for the quote and for many several stylistic comments that have helped this blog over the last couple of years. Thanks John!