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Re: Re: Baucus Bill
> Many important discoveries are made
> by amateurs, discoveries which are credited by any decent
We astronomers owe a great debt to amateurs, who discover comets (for
example) while professionals are busily engaged in narrow
astrophysical (and arcane) research.
We herpetologists also owe a great debt to amateurs, who take the
time to observe the behaviour and life histories of otherwise
unexciting species in their own back yards.
-= Tuck =-
(past president of the Maryland Herpetological Society; past
vice-president of the China Lake [California] Astronomical Society; current
honorary member of the Brevard [Florida] Astronomical Society; former
natural history museum adviser to the late Shah of Iran)