Barry Meyers-Rice (
Thu, 25 Aug 1994 17:56:55 +0700

>I think it only serves to promote an image of cutthroat botanists engaged
>in an eternal battle for one-upmanship. Of course opinions will differ.
>There will be lumpers and there will be splitters. Some researchers will
>place greater or lesser significance on certain characters or techniques.

As I say in astronomy, where the situation is the same, The competition is
so fierce precisely because the stakes are so low!