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on 11/29/01 9:27 PM, John Wilkins at email@example.com wrote:
> One major problem regarding phylogenetic reconstruction is what to do
> when lineages recombine (reticulate). I have an article coming out in a
> future _Selection_ that discusses this: "Darwinism as metaphor and
> analogy: The things that evolve in life and language".
Yes. Musical styles cross-breed all the time so that tree-like phylogenies
are probably rare. I would expect this is true of culture in general.
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