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Re: Brontosaurus/Apatosaurus (Was Re: Novel way to reconstruct a skull)

In a message dated 98-06-11 10:23:30 EDT, starsong@prodigy.net writes:

<<  If you have even a modicum of evidence that Bakker "is not necessarily
 above this kind of chicanery..." you would better one's impression of you to
 tell us what revelation (and whether it's factual or divine) of such a
 character fault you possess.  If not, it would be prudent to keep your
 opinion to yourself.  Unsubstantiated put-down does not deserve coverage on
 this list. >>

The most egregious instance of this kind of chicanery occurred when Bakker
surreptitiously added Kenneth Carpenter's name as an author to one of his
papers published in _Hunteria_ (the issue describing _Drinker_, if I recall
correctly). Ken had neither seen the manuscript (let alone written any of it)
nor knew of its existence until it appeared in print. He thereupon instituted
a letter-writing campaign to SVP members telling them his name had been used
fraudulently in this article, that he should not be contacted for comments or
offprints, and so forth. I have no idea why Bakker did that, but it was
considered a serious breach of professional ethics at the time.