Dr. Neil Snow
nsnow at BENTLEY.UNCO.EDU
Fri Jan 28 10:29:23 CST 2000
The naming of expeditions seems agreeable to me in principle. Science is not
alone in its quest for funding. After all, Mozart, Beethoven, Tschaikovsy, to
name but a few, had their patrons, and it was not uncommon to dedicate a score
to these patrons.
Labels on herbarium specimens often reflect the sponsor of collecting
expeditions. I see no reason to not continue the tradition.
Prof. Dov Por wrote:
> I fully agree with the dangers of the "new", but institutionalised selling
> of species names. Instead, and in order still to obtain soft money from
> patrons, I suggest to return to an old practice of naming expeditions after
> patrons, like for instance "The Percy-Sladen Expedition". This was the name
> of a trust fund. To finance a collecting trip can give to the patron a
> title that is everlasting . For instance: " The Collembola" of the XXXX
> Expedition to Ruritania" . This would be necessarily more money and
> better used. There will be no problems of hasty and irresponsible naming and
> no cluttering of the lists of synonyms.
> Dov Por
> Prof.Francis Dov Por
> Department of Evolution,Systematics and Ecology
> the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
> home 23 Kubovy 96757 Jerusalem
> voice 972.2.6410421
> fax 972.2.6416831
> e-mail : dovpor at netvision.net.il
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