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RE: journals and paleontologists
Apologies, for I understand words were entirely polite. I reiterate it was a
general comment, some people on this list have been kind enough to share
their expertise with the less enlightened public and this is appreciated.
Due to personal experience I agree with the statements of Tom Holtz and
Jerry Harris that there are many difficulties in getting accesses to proper
computers in many parts of the world. However, it appears that the web is
indeed making information more easily accessible and in fact peoples of many
various nations can benefit from this. The amount of time spent in simply
obtaining paleontological publications is very large, especially for those
with no access to good libraries. This is in sharp contrast to certain other
areas of scientific research hence my frustration and complaint. I noticed
that there are many devoted amateur dinosaurlogists who know a whole lot-
May be a consortium of such individuals would help even as the real
paleontologist busy themselves purely with their research. They could
gather, index and aesthetically present the work of the professionals in
great depth. I am aware that there are some website poised to become such a
thing but matters could vastly improve if more people share their knowledge.
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