Archivos de diario de octubre 2021

15 de octubre de 2021

A message to all the free people

A message to all the free people:
what is happening in the world must be seen as a warning to everyone. If you accept safety in exchange for freedom, you will lose both.
Now, if you agree with this message and if you are allowed, try to make people open their eyes. Awareness and knowledge are what will make mankind pass through this crisis, not control and lies.
And if you have time, just make a prayer for all the free people of the world who are suffering for the shortage of freedom, it may sound little but it could be much.

Publicado el octubre 15, 2021 07:08 TARDE por blue_celery blue_celery | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

19 de octubre de 2021

On the discrepancies between the taxonomic backbones and the current taxonomy of certain taxa

As expected, there are many cases of discrepancies between the used backbones and the long-accepted taxonomy of certain taxa. It couldn't be different.

This is my very own and debatable point of view: I think it is quite weird that we must wait for an external subject (though very authoritative and our present reference as taxonomic backbone for plants) to revise its taxonomic treatment of a certain taxon in order to have it here recognized as an independent taxon.
In some cases it is suggested to get in contact with that subject to ask its staff to revise their point of view on a given taxon. As regards, I think it would be very impolite to bring someone's attention to their (presumed) wrong taxonomic treatment of a certain taxon.

Definitively, I think that those who adjust the iNat taxonomy to that of a given backbone should take much more care in changing iNat taxonomy. Wouldn't it be worth taking a look at other taxonomic treatments before or to ask the point of view of those who are supposed to know that taxon well?

PS: I know which are the "rules" but, at the same time, I am deeply convinced that following overzealously the rules is not always the best.

Publicado el octubre 19, 2021 10:13 MAÑANA por blue_celery blue_celery | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario