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Re: Germany then and now

Let me ask you a simple question: at the time when Janensch and Hennig
were at Tendaguru it was entirely normal to refer to the Africans
working for them as "niggers". Do you therefore think it appropriate
to call an African "nigger" today?

Also, you seem to go about judging people as half-asses as you do your
so-called "scientific reconstructions". Maybe it is time to re-think?

Heinrich Mallison

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 4:11 PM,  <GSP1954@aol.com> wrote:
> 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>