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Re: Tristan the T. rex ready for display in Berlin + flapping plesiosaurs + Arlington Archosaur site + more



That should go into Dan Bensen's list of "what pisses off
paleontologists".  A 5 year old who can recite a list of dinosaurs is
called a paleontologist.  Anyone who goes out digging up things is a
paleontologist.  There aren't amateur dentists or heart surgeon
hobbyists.  Sheesh.

Mary

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 10:31 AM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@umd.edu> wrote:
> Very good point!!
>
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
> Email: tholtz@umd.edu         Phone: 301-405-4084
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>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of 
>> Scott Hartman
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 10:24 AM
>> To: mkirkaldy@gmail.com; Dinosaur mailing list
>> Subject: Re: Tristan the T. rex ready for display in Berlin + flapping 
>> plesiosaurs + Arlington Archosaur site + more
>>
>> Does it bother anyone else that Prokopi is described as a "convicted 
>> paleontologist" in the Reuters article? Prokopi didn't do any
>> science at all, so how could he qualify as a "paleontologist"
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 9:12 AM Mary Kirkaldy <mkirkaldy@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Shamed by the DML!
>> >
>> > "Actor Nicolas Cage returns stolen dinosaur skull he bought"
>> >
>> > http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-nicolascage-dinosaur-idUSKBN0
>> > U42MS20151222
>> >
>> > He had a certificate of authenticity but that didn't mean it hadn't
>> > been stolen.
>> >
>> > Mary
>> > --
>> >
>