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Re: Politeness (was: Therizinosaurs)
At 02:16 AM 12/5/97 EST, Dinogeorge wrote:
>In a message dated 97-12-05 00:32:18 EST, email@example.com writes:
><< Thanks to both of you. You two so obviously disagree on this issue (and
> some others) that it would be easy to degenerate into name calling.
> Instead, you attack each others analyses, professional ideas and
> theories. You two do so in a very refreshing, professional manner. It
> pleases me to see this sort of maturity on the net, where so often
> disagreements devolve into useless personal insults. I thought it worth
> bringing up, since such behavior should be encouraged. >>
>I have always thought very highly of Tom's work and knowledge of
>dinosaurology, make no mistake about it. He has very helpfully reviewed
>publications of mine in the past (such as the still-in-preparation Historical
>Dinosaurology #1) and, time permitting, I hope he will be able to do so in the
And, as I've said before, I think a lot of George's ideas might be quite
reasonable (heterodontosaurids as basal marginocephalians, paronychodontids
as pachycephalosaur teeth, diphyly of Thyreophora, etc.). I would like to
see these and other questions approached from a different methodology,
perhaps, but I think they deserve some serious investigation.
Plus, George is one of the few people out there (Ralph Chapman's another)
who reads comparable masses of dinosaur literature to me, so if I can't
remember a source, or wondering if such exists, George is the first on the
list for hunting stuff up.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD 20742 Fax: 301-314-9661