Saturday, December 20, 2014

My Year of Darwin 12/20/2014: Highler/lower = unscientific

 Charles Darwin

"I do not doubt that this process of improvement has affected in a marked and sensible manner the organisation of the more recent and victorious forms of life, in comparison with the ancient and beaten forms; but I can see no way of testing this sort of progress"  Charles Darwin, Origin of Species 1st edition (on Kindle)

As I mentioned before, there's too much baggage with higher and lower and we should stick with ancestral/derived or, even better, plesiomorphic/apomorphic. 

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