Challenges in Taxonomy

And any body plans aren’t tied to phylum.

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I’m not particularly surprised about this. I’ve been hearing biologist suggest, over many years, that most taxonomic divisions are conventional. Some say that only the species division is real, but others see that also a matter of convention.

From my point of view, based on studying cognition, the role of human conventions runs very deep in our ways of understanding and describing the world.

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