[Taxacom] FW: Do rogue taxonomists need rogue publishers?

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Tue Feb 2 09:21:47 CST 2010

Robin Leech wrote:
> Question.  Does a professional have to have degrees, or can a professional
> be someone recognized by experts in the field as being another expert?

* another question: can scientists really be professionals (bound by a 
collective code of occupational restrictions on the kind of phenomena 
they'll consider), or must they all be amateurs (motivated by the love 
for Truth, their field of phenomena, or their organisms)?

And if a degree (presumably the Ph.D.) confers professional status, 
what's that profession other than amateurism, since philosophy is 
denominated as the love of truth?

          Frederick W. Schueler & Aleta Karstad
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