[Cz-biology] Fundamental issue: article for each species?
John R Moffett
drjohn at factinista.org
Sat Oct 27 08:33:29 CDT 2007
Even Zoology textbooks group organisms, rather than discussing individual
species in depth.
However, I think it should be up to each author to make judgment calls on
the articles they write, and whether they are on a single species or on a
Scientists who write journal articles get to pick the subject and title of
their articles and do not have to follow any specific rules. It's their
article and they get to decide.
Having strict rules on writing the articles only about individual species
and insisting that a particular naming system must be followed seems
excessively confining to me. As long as searches on scientific and common
names get directed to the correct articles, then the title of the article
does not seem to be a critical issue in my opinion. I don't think you can
make a rule that will maximize Google hits based on how we title biology
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Subject: [Cz-biology] Fundamental issue: article for each species?
A fundamental issue cropped up in the discussion of species article names.
Do we want an article per species, or should they be grouped as some
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