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对《时间的螺旋 贝壳里的人类史》的翻译注释

本文将对《时间的螺旋 贝壳里的人类史》[广西师范大学出版社,ISBN: 978754956292,刘利平 / 李慷 翻译]的部分翻译问题提出一些注释。 本书的中文推荐有史军、孙亚飞和何径,推荐序由Prof相建海作。

原书是Helen Scales的《Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells》[ISBN-10 : 9781472911360; ISBN-13 : 978-1472911360]。Helen Scales根据介绍更像是一个媒体人,BBC Radio 4常客,研究方向与贝类无关,但是自己的标签是marine biologist,她的语言表达能力十分强悍。

What's the main problem of Thach's work? How can we deal with the colonialism and anti-intellectualism in the taxonomy?

Thach published works on Mollusca without peer review and many articles point out the mistakes ( Páll-Gergely et al. 2020; Sutcharit et al. 2019). Now Thach et al. (2020) use the simple but blurry morphological evidence to show his taxonomic actions are valid. These are evidence-limited and endless arguments. No one can tell which taxonomic actions are wrong only based on morphological characters in the much variable species complex (I don’t think Amphidromus is an independent species). Both of them didn’t use the molecular or phylogenetic methods to persuade each other but only focus on the limited and variable morphology. How can we avoid it in the further malacological studies? And how can we deal with the colonialism and anti-intellectualism in taxonomy?