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Re: Abstracts & Illustrations

So did you get my reply?  I have not seen it show up.  Would you forward it to 
list please if you did receive it.  Not that I think it isn't complete crap, 
but it
did take a while to write....(hehe...).


"Jonathan R. Wagner" wrote:

> Josh Smith wrote:
> >I sent a reply to this that I don't think showed up, and of course I cannot
> >find my copy.  Just to go on record that this has not gone
> >unanswered.....(evil grin).
>         Josh, you straightforward (read unsubtle) manner is as amusing as it
> is refreshing. The reasons I have not responded are as follows:
> 1) I think you did a very good job of responding, and I agree with most of
> your points. However, it would take me an hour to agree in writing with the
> points I agree with, and do little more than restate my position on the
> points on which I do not.
> 2) I think I can effectively live without having the last word on this one.
> I've vented more than enough frustration at the list this last week.
> 3) I certainly don't feel there is a point to "win" with you, we are arguing
> at the same point, quality research and research quality, from two different
> approaches. The fact that we are aware of our differences and our points of
> agreement promises that at least you and I, and those whose work we care
> about, will more closely conform to the ideals we espouse. At least, they
> may find a happy, workable medium.
> 4) My thesis is a bit behind schedule, and my funding just magically
> evaporated, and I have to go look for a job.
> 5) My fiancee would probably appreciate the time I'd spend on a detailed
> reply more than you would. Of course, last time you appreciated my time, the
> result was a macropredaceous hadrosaur. :)
>         It is too bad though, there was probably more to explore on this
> topic. As usual, beer would probably be a good accompaniment to said 
> discussion.
>         Later,
>         Wagner
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>      Jonathan R. Wagner, Dept. of Geosciences, TTU, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053
>   "Why do I sense we've picked up another pathetic lifeform?" - Obi-Wan Kenobi

Josh Smith
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University of Pennsylvania
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