Re: NANFA-- re: policy on grey publication & collecting

mcclurg luke e (
Fri, 17 Mar 2000 18:21:13 -0600 (CST)


I disagree in part...and this is where. Many of those scientist of
other countries felt "cheated" (probably understandably so) but just how
serious were they about doing the work? You have to remember, I am a bit
leery of the academic world and know just how dishonest it can be and how
large the egos involved are. I feel probably much research that was done
and is now cried about by others might not have gotten done at all and we
have a case of "sour grapes" now. That is speculation.

I DO agree that no one is outside the law and all laws should be
observed...especially in foreign countries a long ways from home. I don't
like this because like many things, it's only one small step up to the
next level and the amateur scientist/collector/hobbyist in THIS (for
emphasis only) country facing the same problems.

Your arguments are valid Chris, but I must still respectfully decline to
support this.


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