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At 05:12 AM 4/1/99 EST, Al Debus (quoting the Masked Dinologist) wrote:
>At the 1998 meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Salt lake
>City, I overheard some really cool discussions among some very famous
>paleontologists (in the lobby, at social events, the auction, etc.) regarding
>Spinosaurids. The discussions were sparked by some recently published
>articles about Spinosaurids (like Suchomimus), but mainly by a revelation made
>at the meeting (see below). Everything was supposed to be "top secret" until
>all the work was written up and published in a journal at some future date
>(while we true dino-lovers have to wait, as usual). But luckily I'd brought
>along a small cassette recorder!
Now, come off it people!! This is REALLY going too far. I get on this list
and try and help people out and this is the thanks I get. Just frigging great.
Yeah, good job folks. Maybe you might actually want to WAIT until things
get published before quoting it. The studies aren't even complete yet.
I REALLY don't care if you don the mantle of the 1rst Ammendment: there is a
*process* to science, and sometimes you just have to wait! Sorry!!
Isn't there a glut enough of new discoveries out there to make you happy?
Geez, come off it folks.
Yeah, what a way to start the day...
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