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RE: Germany then and now



  I find it ironic that this "discussion" comes up on Rosh Hashanah. How 
remarkable.

Cheers,

  Jaime A. Headden
  The Bite Stuff (site v2)
  http://qilong.wordpress.com/

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)


"Ever since man first left his cave and met a stranger with a
different language and a new way of looking at things, the human race
has had a dream: to kill him, so we don't have to learn his language or
his new way of looking at things." --- Zapp Brannigan (Beast With a Billion 
Backs)


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> Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:11:34 -0400
> From: GSP1954@aol.com
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Germany then and now
>
> When I was a lad I was a big admirer of Wehner von Braun because our
> government was hiding how Hitler's rocketeer was Nazis party and SS member 
> who may
> have been guilty of crimes against humanity at the notorious Mittleworks
> V-2 factory. It has long struck me a supremely ironic that American could not
> have reached the moon if not for the aid of a bunch of Krauts, a widely used
> term when I was a kid for those who sided with the Nazis and aided their
> war aims. I also admired Janensch and von Huene until I came across
> information that they had Nazis sympathies (am not sure how definitive this 
> is so if
> someone has contrary info please provide). I am now glad I did meet the
> latter )in theory I could have). There were also horrific but largely 
> forgotten
> atrocities perpetuated by Germany in their African colonies about the time
> that Tendaguru was being worked that Hitler later emulated, am not sure if
> anyone has looked into whether the former impacted the latter, if not someone
> should. Paleos should be aware of the darker side of German paleontology back
> then (of course we were defrauding native Americans of their lands the same
> time we were digging up dinosaurs out west and so on).
>
> Germans have done a better job than we have of getting their post war act
> together, my sociological research confirms that modern Germany is being run
> much better than the US as measured by most socioeconomic indicators
> (www.epjournal.net/filestore/EP07398441_c.pdf). In some parts of the US, i.e. 
> the
> Bible Belt, lifespans are actually declining -- like in Russia.
>
> What I am still wondering is what are the actual dimensions of the coracoid
> of the G brancai holotype since Janensch messed up on the measurements one
> way or another.
>
> GSPaul</HTML>