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Re: CULT: New Mexican iris on the Coast

From: HIPSource@aol.com

<<It means "cut it short". Occam was a medieval philosopher. "Occam's Razor"
is the name given to the principle he expounded that if a there was a
satisfactory simple explanation to a problematic situation it should be
preferred over more complex explanations.>>

In the current discussion, however, assuming that the iris in question is a
form of I. germanica if it is short overlooks the possibility that it could
be one of two Middle Eastern bitone purple tetraploids that grow to IB
height - AMAS or MACRANTHA.>>>>>>

"Cut it short" is not my construct here, nor my words.

William of Occam cautioned about entertaining multiple propositions, however 
attractive they might be. The Razor says: "Entities must not be unnecessarily 

I have no idea what the iris in question is. Nor have I suggested it is 
germanica. Not even prepared to posit it is a species. 

I did, however, suggest one could distinguish between germanica and trojana 
without looking at the spathes. 

Anner Whitehead

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