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RE: A tough question...or is it?
Paleontology a "Hobby"? ... NO, for me, more like a personal lifelong
On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
On Mon, July 29, 2013 2:47 pm, dale mcinnes wrote:
Palaeontology IS a hobby .. albeit .. a professional hobby
run by professionally skilled researchers, artists, illustrators,
technicians. Technically .. any field that does not stand on its
own [financially or management wise] and needs to be propped up by
gov't mamagement/funding .. IS a hobby.
I'm switching this around:
Any fully sustainable task such as business is just routine
for society. Science, art, and so forth ARE the human condition: they
what makes living worthwhile (rather than simple persistence for the
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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