collections and evil collectors
Thu Apr 17 15:27:06 CDT 2003
Political correctness is a reality. Over the last century "collectors"
have become synonymous with poachers in some circles. This prejudice has
now moved down the food chain from birds to bugs. I am convinced there is a
direct correlation between the view of collectors as evil and collections
as not needed.
If the above is accurate, then this is not just a pragmatic issue with
pragmatic solutions, it is a perception issue. Science has not taken a
stand against radical environmentalism. (I see conservationists and
environmentalists differently, with the latter being far more political and
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