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Re: FOSSIL OWNERSHIP
At 03:24 PM 12/14/96 -0500, Gothgrrl@aol.com wrote:
>This makes it sound like you're proposing the private ownership of holotypes.
>Private collections, being inherently less stable than public collections,
>should, generally, never be the focus of scientific publications, and
>especially not publications wherein new taxa are described.
So if "Sinosauropteryx" was in a Japanese businessman's private
collection, analyses should not be published? That's patently ridiculous.
I understand you don't think fossils should be privately owned, but going to
the point of obstructing scientific understanding while fossils are still
privately owned is nuts.
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