phylogenetics

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phylogenetics

(fī′lō-jə-nĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of phylogeny.
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On the other hand, Hodgson does suggest that the later Hayek made some steps towards a fully-fledged phylogenetic theory of cultural evolution.
Meier (eds.), Species Concepts and Phylogenetic Theory. Columbia University Press, New York.
Linnaean nomenclature is stable enough to say what we know, flexible enough to accommodate what we learn; independent of specific theory, yet reflective of known empirical data; compatible with phylogenetic theory, but not a slave to it; particular enough for precise communication, general enough to reflect refuted hypotheses.
The development of phylogenetic theory and methodology has created opportunities for testing evolutionary hypotheses (Coddington 1988; Carpenter 1989; Donoghue 1989; Maddison 1990; Brooks and McLennan 1991; Farrell and Mitter 1993; Maddison 1994; Cocroft and Ryan 1995; Miller and Wenzel 1995; Ryan and Rand 1995).
But neither phylogenetic theory nor any other approach offers practical help to fossil species hunters, Tattersall maintains.