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non-pro offer plea
Greetings dino lovers.
I just watched the PBS show on the African dinos, and boy was I moved.
I cannot believe anyone would abandon that expedition, for any reason.
I have always dreamed of such a chance, and being involved would be a dream
come true. For God's sake, new species! Isn't that the lifeblood of
What does it take to get invited on such a trip? I have made a few trips to
the Rockies, totally in the interest of furthering my own knowledge, and
hoping to aid science in some small way. I paid for all expenses out of my
own pocket, and have reported a sauropod, found in SE WY, to the Geo. Survey.
I saw a similar bone, of far less quality, in a western Colorado rock shop (
in the town of dinosaur) with a price tag of $450, and was disgusted. Not
with the shop owner, but with the rich tourist that will someday use it as a
I'd like to submit my name in the hopes I can strike a chord with a
Roger A. Stephenson
512 East Drilling
Morrilton, AR 72110
501-354-6439 home 354-1113 work
Graphic Artist-designer, Macintosh user,age 40, married, experienced desert
explorer and outdoorsman, healthy, strong, and endowed with remarkable eyes.
I do not have a degree, but have higher education in a liberal arts school,
and I am considering returning to college. However, I feel I can contribute
significantly to this field of science without taking notes and tests for
another year and a half.
I seek no monetary reward, or self glorification. I am seriously interested
in the gaps in the evolutionary lines being closed, and want to be involved,
somehow. There needs to be more people in the field, and I want to be one of
I am NOT interested in one of the pay-to-dig hobby expeditions, but will
cover my own expenses and upkeep.
Someday I would love to be paid to be a field researcher, but in the interim
I want to help.
I wish there was a weekly TV series concerning paleontology. I can't get
Most importantly I have a wife that is completely supportive, and