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RE: what pisses off paleontologists
You forgot a biggie: the public's inability to appreciate or accept uncertainty
and ambiguity. Such as "how fast did this dinosaur
run?" "Which were larger, males or females?" and all sorts of other things that
they want to know (and we do, too), but which we
currently can't resolve.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-405-4084
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Office: Geology 4106, 8000 Regents Dr., College Park MD 20742
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Office: Centreville 1216, 4243 Valley Dr., College Park MD 20742
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
Building 237, Room 1117
8000 Regents Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4211 USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
> Daniel Bensen
> Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 7:17 AM
> To: DINOSAUR Mailing List
> Subject: what pisses off paleontologists
> Hey all,
> I'm putting together a couple of essays for the general public about
> dinosaurs and paleontology, and I want to make sure I got my
> facts straight.
> This essay is about things that anger professional paleontologists. So far
> I've got (1)crackpot taxonomic theories (2)the public's
> to accept feathered dinosaurs and (3)fossil theft. Have I missed anything?
> Now's your chance to vent!