Taxonomic Concepts in the news
barry_roth at YAHOO.COM
Wed Feb 16 18:41:39 CST 2005
Not to choose up sides, but government agencies have no monopoly on
misconstruing or taking out of context the remarks of experts. There was a
case mentioned on the MOLLUSCA list within the last year or so where the guilty
parties were on the advocacy side. It would be great if biology curricula
included a unit on "how to make sure you're not misquoted," so that graduates
didn't have to go through the sadder-but-wiser experience that Mark describes.
--- Mark Egger <m.egger at COMCAST.NET> wrote:
> And here's another appalling example of the misuse of scientific
> information by the upper echelons of the USFWS to de-list species.
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