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Re: Kirkaldy and SVP Ethics Statement
>>> "Michael Schmidt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 11/28/00 09:04AM >>>
>Simply put, this list is biased. Commercial collectors are ALWAYS
>unscrupulous, and academics are ALWAYS the pinnacle of ethical
>I am so glad that I live in a world that is so black and white........
>(This message has been thoroughly spell checked so as not to offend a
>certain "proper spelling kinda guy" on the list......)
While others have responded to your message about reporting said actions to the
authorities, I thought I would respond to this part.
Thinking over some of the responses from members of this list (myself
included), I cannot remember anyone ever saying that ALL commercial collectors
are inherently evil, or that ALL academics are inherently good - even reading
between the lines is not going to reveal that level of bias here. Also, as one
of the people who has written back about how wonderful it would be to get
commercial, amateur and academic paleontologists to find some common ground in
order to work out their differences, I found your comment ("Simply put, this
list is biased") offensive.
A common comment in my Chemistry classes in college was, "If you're not a part
of the solution, you're a part of the precipitate": essentially, if you don't
participate to help solve the problem, your contribution could be left out of
the final solution.
Brent : )