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(First of all the term numerical taxonomy has a completely different meaning. Here you are talking about nomenclature.) (To make it clear: you are talking about species.) Simpler for whom? For humans numbers are much less memorizable than pronounceable and often meaningful words. For database management identification numbers are unavoidable - that's ...


This is actually already done in some contexts. For instance: yeast (a fungus) is a pretty extensively studied organism, and this means that there are a vast number of yeast strains which are know/used by biologists. Many of these strains are referred to simply by an alphanumeric string rather than a "verbal" name. (some examples in link 1) This is also ...

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