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Re: Alabama senator Hillary Herbert & birds with teeth
That episode is recounted briefly in both Mark Jaffe's "The Gilded Dinosaur"
and David Rains Wallace's "The Bonehunter's Revenge," two books published about
a decade ago on the 'bone wars' that I found well worth reading.
At 10:59 PM -0800 1/17/11, Ian Paulsen wrote:
> I just watched the American Experience special called Dinosaur Wars about
>Cope and Marsh. Towards the end, it mentioned that an Alabama senator
>Hillary Herbert used Marsh's birds with teeth monograph as an example of
>waste of taxpayers money. The USGS budget was ultimately cut
>in half and the department of paleontology was eliminated. Does anyone
>have any references about this story? Cutting science budgets has a long
>history is the USA!
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