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The petition in defense of biological nomenclature

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Peter Khramov, 29.12.2023 20:40

There are proposals to correct existing taxa names of living organisms in order to change "inappropriate". For example, names of "controversial" persons, as well as words that can offend adherents of certain religions or speakers of certain languages. The results of the implementation of such proposals — mass renaming — can be very negative, and the impression of the authors of such proposals, as if they are the ones who know exactly how it's "right", "appropriate" and "not offensive", and that this "right" will remain unchanged in the future — is delusive.
So, an international petition was drawn up against such proposals. If you have not joined it yet, I recommend that you read its text and, if you support the considerations set out in it, sign the petition.

Full text in English: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/375446195_Protecting_stable_biological_nomenclatural_systems_enables_universal_communication

You can sign it here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdglMsFmgFAE1bcdnZeRUd5QeidqZO48nyBneUSQ7pKCaS2sA/viewform

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