[Foundation-l] English language dominationism is striking again

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 13:26:32 UTC 2010

On 22 June 2010 14:06,  <wiki-list at phizz.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> There is a major problem with latin names in a number of taxa. It seems that if tehre are 5 consecutive wet days in Summer a couple of researchers put their heads together and concoct new names, move things about, split, or combine species.

And the actual problem here is that "species" as biology now
understands it is more than a little fluid, which is why researchers
look forward to those five consecutive wet days in summer, to sort out
the mess ... the problem you describe is how to make rigid
descriptions of something at the fluid level.

- d.

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