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Re: fossil degradation
> I know the curator in charge of watching
> over Sue.
I am glad to hear this. I am perfectly willing to accept that
the Colorado School of Mines is capable of properly caring
for a fossil. (If they are not, Colorado had better remove
their certification, as they are unqualified to teach geology).
> Probably in this whole legal morass no matter which side you are on
> issue I think the largest villian is not the Larsons, nor the South
> School of Mines who is storing it, nor the tribe or landowners. It
> Feds who in their usual way, coupled with an obvious attempt for
> glory seeking, really bungled this one.
Quite. I have never believed anything else.
The idea that something as large as a 50 ft. dinosaur could be
"sprited away" without that being seen is ludicrous. Impounding
it was a stupid act.
> What I would like to see is that the specimen be put under some kind
> trusteeship that allows any and all to study it, allows it to be
> and any curation needed to proceed. And that it should be in a place
> all of us can see an enjoy it.
True. I have called for this more than once.
Under the circumstances, I think the Colorado School of Mines
is a logical choice for the trustee.
The peace of God be with you.