Richard Petit r.e.petit at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Fri Feb 20 20:13:56 CST 2004

Steven Hill took exception to my comment about Rafinesque, stating that he
was a hero to him and that his plant species are well known to all
botanists.  I do not dispute either of those statements, and confess to
knowing nothing of botany.  I do know that as recently as 1950, at the
Seventh International Botanical Congress in Stockholm, an attempt was made
to expunge all of Rafinesque's botanical writings from the scientific
record.  I could expound on "Raffy" at length but this is not the proper
forum.  Besides, it is a matter of opinion and I am not going to change
mine, and I don't expect to be able to change the opinion of others.

r.e.petit at att.net

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