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Re: Minotaurasaurus controversy
Quoting Tim Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Paper sparks fossil fury
> Palaeontologists criticize publication of specimen with questionable origin.
> Rex Dalton
> Palaeontologists are criticizing a new article on an armoured dinosaur fossil
> because the 80-million-year-old specimen may have been taken illegally from
> the Gobi Desert. The prominent California neuroscientist who purchased the
> fossil five years ago says he will send it back, to China or Mongolia, if
> someone can demonstrate that laws were indeed broken.
I don't understand the objection to publishing the description. The legality of
ownership should have no bearing on it's scientific importance.
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