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Re: Warning to the Gazette??




Dear All,
I think all this arguing is rather silly, and apt to blow up in everyone's faces---a fruitless exercise that should be nipped in the bud.
The name Bambiraptor is officially published and recognized, and it would take action by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature to suppress or change the name (which seems neither necessary nor likely). My suggestion is get over it, that's the name, and quarreling over it is a waste of time and bandwidth. There are a lot more interesting things to argue about and discuss.
Dont you think?, Ken
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From: omtvedt@hjem.as
Reply-To: omtvedt@hjem.as
To: dinosaur@dinosaur.org, dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Warning to the Gazette
Date: 13 Jun 2001 02:43:33 -0000

On Tue, 12 Jun 2001 20:46:31 -0400 Dinosaur Interplanetary Gazette <
dinosaur@dinosaur.org> wrote:
>Not that it will make you feel any better, apparently, given your penchant
>against and total disdain for any form of popular culture, but Mr. Disney
>did not invent Bambi. (Nor do I know, indeed, if the animal was actually
>named after the literary character).
>
...It was written by Felix Salten a Hungarian who was considered to be a major
figure in Austrian literature. (does that make you like him any better or are
Europeans beneath consideration as serious artists, too?). He was also an
>accomplished writer of other things besides children's books.



You seriously need to stop insulting and throwing personal attacks the way you
and others have at the Interplanetary Gazette have done. I don't know where you
get off, but if you think you can hide behind a respectable name like the
Interplanetary Gazette and verbally abuse people so blatantly, publically, and
without any regard whatsoever, you have another thing coming. Your remark "given
your penchant against and total disdain for any form of popular culture" is
hardly necessary and none of your business in the first place. You clearly could
see my remark of the Bambiraptor was a playful joke and nothing more. This forum
is not a playground for juvenile antagonism.


>
>In the event that it's not absolutely apparent from my remarks, I think it
>is untoward of those professing some interest in the sciences to be so
>publically derisive of the work of professionals in other fields.
>Especially when the basis of the criticism is so clearly ignorant of facts,
>history, and any other semblance of the sort of careful work in research
>that someone claiming to be seriously interested in paleontology ought to
>do.
>
>This list is officially intolerant of personal attacks, and I fail to see
>why these snide and nasty minded remarks don't fall into that category.
>
>E. Summer


Attack? Attack on who? Bambi the deer? YOUR attack is an outrage and a witch
hunt, considering if remarks like mine are so "offensive" to you that you feel
you need to extrapolate historical data concerning the origin of "BAMBI" in
literature and turn a blind eye to other similar remarks made by a fellow
dinosaur list member Christopher Pearsell just moments after mine was made (check
the archives). I think you better re-read the rules of conduct for the dinosaur
discussion list, becasue it appears you are in dire need of manners.


And by the way, anyone can cut and paste from an encyclopedia. So don't have any
misconceptions of appearing to be knowledgable.


Erik C. Omtvedt


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