In article <6a30e6$ro7 at net.bio.net> "Guy A. Hoelzer" <hoelzer at med.unr.edu> writes:
>This seems to me to be an overly optimistic view of the value of maximum
>likelihood approaches. In general, maximum likelihood is vulnerable to
>errors in the chosen model of evolution and in the parameter estimates
>that are used.
Agreed. But on the other hand: a phylogenetic inference method that is
/not/ sensitive to the chosen model of evolution would be...?
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