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Re: NO! NO! JP 2 (THE PROPER MESSAGE)



At 2:50 PM 9/21/95, Ronald Orenstein wrote:
>Actually, a TRUE scientist would have killed it in self-defence, then have
>measured and weighed it, noted soft-part colours, skinned it, preserved the
>skeleton and soft parts for further study, attached appropriate field labels
>and entered the data in his specimen catalogue.

        Gee, Ron, is that what the IWC is doing these days?!?  ;-)  Maybe a
100% left-brained scientist would, but any self-respecting paleontologist
who (naturally) has a deep sense of nature, would have let the thing live
if he could...



Jerry D. Harris
Shuler Museum of Paleontology
Southern Methodist University
Box 750395
Dallas  TX  75275-0395
(214) 768-2750
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"If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and
quacks like a duck, then it is the sister taxon to,
but cannot parsimoniously be, the direct ancestor
to all other ducks."

                                --  _not_ W. Hennig

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