The Botanical Review

, Volume 69, Issue 1, pp 79–92 | Cite as

Critique of pure folly

  • James M. Carpenter


A critique of the draft PhyloCode is presented. Its stated goals cannot be met by the proposals in the current draft, which also fails to uphold its stated principles. Its internal contradictions include a cumbersome reinvention of the very aspect of the current Linnaean system that advocates of the PhyloCode most often decry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James M. Carpenter
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  1. 1.Division of Invertebrate ZoologyAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA

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