Dandy Dime

Tim Lowrey tlowrey at UNM.EDU
Tue Apr 1 17:13:21 CST 1997

At 4:41 PM 01/4/97, Itzchak Gilboa wrote:
>Relax Professor Lowrey.
>In a recent article (Tickling the dull out of taxomy. Natur. Australia
>Summer 1966-67) Michael Archer from U. New South Wales pointed out that
>"very little is lost in lightening up the professional as well as the public
>face of science. If we filter out the fun out of science to preserve its
>dignity, we may even endanger its appeal to the scientist of tomorrow. Like
>sugar-coating medicine, science served with humour can make sometimes dreary
>topic moreappealing and its key messages more interresting to learn".
>And there is always the Del key.

I think you missed the point.  There is no humor  in  deliberately causing
nomenclatural problems when there is no need to.

Timothy K. Lowrey
Department of Biology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131 U.S.A.
Telephone: (505)277-2604
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