Towards an inclusive philosophy for phylogenetic inference.

@article{Faith2001TowardsAI,
  title={Towards an inclusive philosophy for phylogenetic inference.},
  author={Daniel P. Faith and John W. H. Trueman},
  journal={Systematic biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={331-50}
}
We defend and expand on our earlier proposal for an inclusive philosophical framework for phylogenetics, based on an interpretation of Popperian corroboration that is decoupled from the popular falsificationist interpretation of Popperian philosophy. Any phylogenetic inference method can provide Popperian "evidence" or "test statements" based on the method's goodness-of-fit values for different tree hypotheses. Corroboration, or the severity of that test, requires that the evidence is… CONTINUE READING
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