--- "James R. Johnson"
I wouldn't mind having the current wiki
catergory system expanded to
include (for biology) the various taxonomic categories of a life-form
(Kingdom, Phylum, Sub-phylum....Genus, Species). That would (I think) allow
someone to search for a creature or article based on its scientific name. I
don't, however see it as dividing the biology base, but rather, allowing
them to create a basic directory, which the wikipedia expounds upon, with
links from the wikispecies article on, say, felis domesticus [having basic
scientific information], linking to the wikipedia article for more prosaic
style, distribution around the world, role in mythology, cat-worship in
ancient Egypt, etc.
The "science stuff" needs to be part of the Wikipedia article as well. This
makes Wikispecies redundant.
I think the point is that yes, we can include everything into wikipedia,
but then we'll have
* normal people bored and scared away by a flood of dull data
* scientists (who are to be considered borderline-normal people;-)
taking their field so seriously that they'll simply refuse to work on an
article about cats that links to [[catwoman]]
The proposed solution therefore is
* let normal people have their encyclopedia article, with an "in-house"
link to the dull, boring flood of data at wikispecies
* let scientists work on the cool, exciting data at wikispecies, amongst
their own where they are comfortable, and provide a link to the "other
stuff" at wikipedia