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siriusofazkaban
Siriusofazkaban  (Level: 15.1 - Posts: 196)
Mon, 30th Jan '06 10:06 PM

HELP! EVOLUTION SPECIALISTS WANTED!

Hi all! It's time for the big test on Friday and I'm having troubles nailing down the differences and similarities between the concepts of Taxonomy, Systematics, Cladistics and Evolutionary Classification.
They all just mash together in my mind. Anyone got any helpful thoughts? THANKS!

~Sirius

kimmie7448
Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Mon, 30th Jan '06 10:19 PM

Does it have something to do with our simian heritage?

phlenin
Phlenin  (Level: 17.8 - Posts: 22)
Mon, 30th Jan '06 11:23 PM

*brain melts while reading*

Sorry sis....can't help here.....can't see....everything going dark.....


~Phlemush

tmj302
Tmj302  (Level: 53.5 - Posts: 129)
Tue, 31st Jan '06 12:25 AM

Have you tried to break each one down to the simplest (is that a word?!) definition, then branch out into the indepth descriptions of each - maybe highlight similar aspects?
Or do the flow chart type thing?
EX.: cladistics - organisms by shared feature - nested groups - primitive & derived traits...
taxonomy - names/classifies/describes - groups - biological similarities...

I don't know if this would be helpful, but some of the things I do to remember - usually if I write something a couple of times, I remember it.

machiabelly
Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Tue, 31st Jan '06 3:57 PM

My cats breath smells like cat food.

philkon
Philkon  (Level: 268.9 - Posts: 474)
Tue, 31st Jan '06 10:53 PM

Just call all of the arbitrary systems created by Carl Linnaeus to fool the British.


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