You would probably need to use different tools on the kosher specimens
(much like using different utensils and plates and bowls for meat vs.
milk, or Passover vs. non-Passover [also broken down between meat vs.
milk] - vs. the non-kosher specimens.
E.g. Kosher picks, brushes, hammers, shovels - separate from the
non-kosher ones. Larger items, such as a jackhammer could possibly
have different hammer tips....
And, obviously, you would need to store the specimens in separate
(Mickey/Mary: I included you on this list, because most of my posts
directly to the DML in the past few years have not posted, and needed
re-posting. So you guys are just in case).
> Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:15:33 -0600
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Perhaps the most unusual paper I've ever been a part of
> Are there previously unrecognized issues of collecting, preparing,
> curating, and storing kosher and non-kosher specimens?
> On 9/25/2015 11:09 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Or members of other sects would be reduced to only handling
serpent remains, perhaps?
> > Clair Russell Ossian, PhD
> > Professor of Geology, Emeritus
> > Tarrant County College
> > 2805 Raintree Drive
> > Carrollton, Texas 75006
> > On 09/25/15, Dan Chure<email@example.com> wrote:
> > Is one of the implications that some people should not study
> > extinct clades?
> > Dan
> > D
> > On 9/24/2015 5:01 PM, tholtz wrote:
> >> http://www.evolution-outreach.com/content/8/1/17
> >> Plotnick, R.E., J.M. Theodor & Thomas R. Holtz. 2015. Jurassic Pork:
> >> What Could a Jewish Time Traveler Eat? volution: Education and
> >> Outreach 2015, 8:17 doi:10.1186/s12052-015-0047-2
> >> Abstract
> >> Paleontologists use multiple methods to reconstruct the anatomy and
> >> behavior of extinct animals, including direct observations from
> >> well-preserved fossils and inferences from the phylogeny of
> >> extinct relatives. We illustrate these techniques by reference to the
> >> biblical definitions of kosher and non-kosher animals; that is, how
> >> can we apply these approaches to the hypothetical question of whether
> >> an extinct form would have been kosher. The biblical categories
> >> readily map to modern understandings of systematics, but are heavily
> >> based on life mode. When given, distinguishing characteristics, such
> >> as the presence of fins and scales in aquatic animals, can be readily
> >> seen directly in fossils. In other cases, such as cud chewing, they
> >> need to be inferred from the phylogenetic relationships of the fossil
> >> forms. Dinosaurs (other than birds), unfortunately, are not kosher. A
> >> kosher “paleo diet” would be increasingly difficult further in the
> >> past. The use of biblical content as a way of introducing concepts
> >> from paleontology and evolutionary biology, such as crown groups and
> >> stem groups, should be of broad interest.