Homology: A comparative or a historical concept?

Acta Biotheoretica 37 (1):27-29 (1988)

Abstract
The meaning of the word homology has changed. From being a comparative concept in pre-Darwinian times, it became a historical concept, strictly signifying a common evolutionary origin for either anatomical structures or genes. This historical understanding of homology is not useful in classification; therefore I propose a return to its pre-Darwinian meaning
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