PeterPan Posted June 14, 2012 Share Posted June 14, 2012 Could someone please clue me in on the Linnean vs. cladistic classification thing? I THINK what I'm seeing is that Linnean was based on observed differences or similarities and creating classification based on that, where cladistic looks back to a theoretical (not necessarily observed) presumed evolutionary ancestor or evolutionary path? And all textbooks in biology are going to this??? Screwiest thing I've ever heard of. So if you get a Miller-Levine dragonfly text, it teaches Linnean (observed) classification? And if you get the newer Macaw M/L it teaches cladistic *and* Linnean? Only cladistic?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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