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Re: Bambiraptor

Robert Simon wrote...
> I would also like to know at some point
> how the many tons of neglected jacketed material collected almost 100
> ago, buried in the museum storage vaults serves the public good. How many
> new species are waiting their turn to be found by simply opening up one of
> these old jackets?

    Hey, if private collectors feel like donating some money to set up
bigger preparation courses so that volunteers can be trained to get all
those blocks prepared more promptly, I'm sure the museums wouldn't mind.
Anyway, as Mickey noted, having those specimens on display is not the
primary reason that museums exist.

It is our duty to make the best of our misfortunes and not to suffer passion
to interfere withour interest and the public good.
-George Washington

It is your business when the wall next door catches fire.
Jeffrey W. Martz
Graduate student, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University
3002 4th St., Apt. C26
Lubbock, TX 79415