Ken Kaplan | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Dinosaur 13: Who owns the bones?

You betray your own POV with these words.
"Large-scale operations like BHI may understand their responsibility to science, but unscrupulous vendors have been known to shell out hard cash to fossil collectors who show up at the back door. "
The case was not against other collectors, It was against BHI and Larson. The penalties in then were ridiculous and vindictive.
If the Government were truly concerned about these practices, there would have been a legislative push and more oversight. The idea that the T-Rex was not the centerpiece is ludicrous.
There may be more to this, but the over the top government response reeks of Gestapo tactics. Williams comes off as a no less greedy scum bag.
And I'm a liberal.
How convenient they got raided after the greatest find in history and after they did all the arduous excavation work.
The fact that this specimen is available today. counter to the protestations of this author, is due to the excellent work of good commercial paleontologists.
There needs to be middle ground.
And Larson was wrongly persecuted.

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Posted by Ken Kaplan on 07/11/2015 at 3:37 PM

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