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More on naming rare extant dinosaurs (the experts speak)

Ellen Paul wanted me to append the following comments to her last
forwarded message.


<<<Be warned that even if the [DML] list is all scientists, it will 
still cause something of an uproar. It is easy to understand why emotion 
would override one's knowledge of population biology. No matter how many 
times you model these tiny populations, with the most favorable 
assumptions as to life history parameters and stochastic changes, and 
can't get them to persist 10 years without a miracle, you still want 
them to make it and what one thinks/knows and what one feels are not 
always reconcilable.>>>

Ellen Paul