[Taxacom] Pop article on taxonomy's decline

J. Kirk Fitzhugh kfitzhugh at nhm.org
Wed Jan 26 14:42:07 CST 2011


But will the message reach the audience that matters? Based on where I 
work, I'm not optimistic.

On 1/26/2011 12:35 PM, Bob Mesibov wrote:
> http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/01/extinction-of-taxonomists/
>
> Quote:
> "The millions of dollars spent globally on technology to catalog species may actually be pushing out the people we rely upon: taxonomists and systematists. We’re like young children frantic to add new baseball cards to our collections, while the actual creators of the baseball cards themselves are vanishing."
>
> Nice to see that message getting out to a wider audience.






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