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RE: how does one...? was Re: JVP 27(1)

This is my first post.  Probably my last.  I absolutely don't
participate because of the childish behavior.  I hardly even read the
list anymore.  Maybe if you all keep it up someone will finally win the
I'm the most pretentious ass on the list prize.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf
Of Steve Walsh
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2007 3:45 PM
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: Re: how does one...? was Re: JVP 27(1)

I feel it is a mistake and unfair to write Cliff off as "defensive". 
Without becoming enmeshed in the details of his issues, I suspect 
there are many list members who don't contribute because they fear 
sounding ignorant and have seen how the less knowledgeable can, at 
times, be treated. While as Erik says this list may not be the place 
to expect "earnest TLC" those who do contribute in good faith should 
always be treated with courtesy and respect. It needs to be 
acknowledged and acted upon that DMLers are a very diverse group of 
people with different interaction styles, subject knowledge and life 
circumstances. It should be catering to a wide range of people -- I 
wonder if it is? It seems to me the rigor and respect brought to 
discussions of organisms that have been dead for millions of years is 
not consistently extended to the living.


Steve Walsh
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