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Old January 7 2013, 08:34 PM   #10
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Re: Evolutionary biology questions...seems things have changed in 20 y

There's no such taxonomic category formally labelled "fish," but that doesn't mean there's no such group as "fish." Show people what's swimming in an aquarium and they'll call them fish, and they won't be wrong, because that's what the word means. Labels do not define reality, they just describe it. And there are different schemes for labeling things, some more formal than others, but more formal doesn't necessarily mean more real.
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