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Re: Bambiraptor (comment on Brochu's comments)

Brent Jones wrote...
> Looking this over, I have to say that we are being dragged down into a
debate from which there may be >no solution. Compromise is neccessary, and
one thing compromise means is that no one will be >satisfied with the final
answer. However, if we are to allow peace and love and harmony to rule once
>again on this list, we may have to start looking for middle ground.

    That depends on the particular situation and the nature of the
compromise.  If a group of people wanted to, say, remove and sell off the
Mesa Verde cliff dwellings, I would not consider it all right to compromise
and just let them take half just in order to smooth things over.  As has
been touched on in this discussion, the issue of private collectors vs.
academia is a complex one in which a lot of very different situations arise.
However, important decisions shouldn't be weighed on how badly your
opponents want something.  A compromise isn't always acceptable.

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