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Re: Stegosaurus preparation photos
I remember having this ethics conversation before, on this list but with
The end result was, in that particular instance, even though as a dealer I
adhered to all of the policy and position statements of the SVP under their
By-Law on Ethics page, I was still "wrong" for selling fossil materials to a
The last statement of these ethics is also very ambiguous. What does
"scientifically significant vertebrate fossils" mean? I am sure to everyone
out there it means something completely different. So, how can you have a
set of rules/ethics with a statement like that? Will someone selling a
knightia be kicked out of the SVP??? How about a partial
Can you tell me that Kirby Sieber sells scientifically important fossils?
And if he does, he is allowed to sell them to museums, right? According to
the ethics statement he can.....
Can you tell me what you consider to be scientifically significant
vertebrate fossils Dan???
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: Stegosaurus preparation photos
In a message dated 4/25/2005 7:34:20 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< so I ask the question again.....what constitutes, in your OPINION,
real paleontologist. obviously, it's not the degree, so what is it? >>
In this day and age, ethics. See SVP. DV