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  1. K

    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    We were talking about Creationists, not really birders, regarding the Latin names of dinosaurs. I can attest that indeed a great many of the more fervent Creationists I've heard from do have a passing familiarity with dinosaur names and that there is a whole new level of frustration experienced...
  2. K

    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    To the first point, and speaking as an American who sees American things like our problem with "creationists," it is not a problem which will be solved or even helped by nomenclature. I've seen exactly zero cases in which any creationist argument was using names of any taxa to argue their lack...
  3. K

    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    Paul you've hit the nail on the head. To expand on you're point, I'll add that ornithological taxonomy has an interesting culture with regard to common names, especially English ones, in that so many expect common names to repeat the jobs that scientific names do (e.g. one discreet name instead...
  4. K

    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    The concept of some sort of “Trumpian Taxonomy” is pure comic gold.
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