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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 11 2011,10:50   

Quote (Henry J @ Nov. 11 2011,10:17)
Whether something is labelled as a new family or genus depends on whether that would help in keeping track of species relationships or not. It's not an intrinsic property of the species itself.

This!

It seems creationists have a hard time grasping the fact that our biological taxonomy system is a tool we use to try to organize the biological world into categories for our convenience. It doesn't cleanly reflect reality.

ETA:

An interesting article that notes the difficulty in categorizing the natural world.

So, which better demonstrates a species change: Great Dane vs Jack Russel Terrier, Plains zebra vs Mountain Zebra, or Siberian Tiger vs lion? If you answer, explain why you chose one over the others.

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