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Re: France suffering from dinosaur-decipherer deficiency
On 6 January 2011 11:22, David Marjanovic <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From: Ben Creisler firstname.lastname@example.org
>> This news story from the Times of London might be of interest,
>> concerning the major dinosaur finds recently made in the Charente
>> district of France.
> A femur that is 2.4 m long... wow. The biggest *Giraffatitan* femur is 2.35
> m, isn't it?
Nope -- 2.15 m is the longest given by Janensch (1961:207), so the
French sauropod's femur is 11% longer. Nice.
> The article doesn't quite make clear if the problem is too few people
> interested in such jobs or too little money to _create_ such jobs.
I read it as a complaint about money.
> even if it's the latter, don't bother trying to apply. If you want to have
> the right to apply for an academic job in France, you first have to put
> yourself on the _liste de qualification_ of the ministry of education, and
> that list is only open for a few months every year. I finished my doctorate
> too late to get on the list in 2010, so I won't be able to apply for any
> French academic jobs for over half a year from now. The idea seems to be to
> cut down competition.