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.
But neither phylogenetic theory nor any other approach offers practical help to fossil species hunters, Tattersall maintains.
This is best summarized by Wheeler (2001:15), who stated that traditional nomenclature "is stable enough to say what we know, flexible enough to accommodate what we learn; independent of specific theories, 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.