[meteorite-list] Temporary Names

From: Mike Farmer <farmerm_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:36 2004
Message-ID: <3AA90ED7.131C5CEB_at_concentric.net>

YES, it is time that someone else got harrassed by Franco, Dean, I though you
didnt like fighting but the instant someone says something about you, you fight
back. This is what I have been doing too..

dean bessey wrote:

> >Of course!
> >My opinion, that i expressed many times is that meteorite are >scientific
> >matter first. <snip> but I think it is particularly unfair >to use
> >NWAXXX.>When one starts to enter the commercial game, I think >that a
> >minimum of ethic is neccessary.
> >Best wishes
> >
> Franco - take your weird form of ethics and crap comments about scientific
> interest and give them to some nomad to bury in the sahara desert where they
> can get a proper burial. If you genuinely beleived your rhetoric that they
> are above all "scientific first" you would gladly offer every new meteorite
> that you find for free to the scientific community before offering them for
> sale and only sell them after the scientific community picked out the ones
> that have no scientific value.
> You are involved in meteorites because you are hoping to make money from
> them. No more, no less. Its money. And not because you want to find the
> answer to some great cosmic mystery of the universe.
> I dont like many of the activities that go on in the sahara desert any more
> than you do. But I do support the reasons behind them and we wouldent have
> as many meteorites found if everything had to be on the up and up 100% like
> what you claim as your "ethics and scientific value" notions would indicate.
> So go back out into the sahara desert and find more meteorites the way that
> you run your meteorite business as per your business decisions. And let
> others involved in their own saharan meteorite business operate the way that
> they have decided to run their own business. At least everybody else is up
> front about how they do things and dont go around calling everybody else
> unethical because their business operation is not exactly the same as your
> business operation.
> Come to think of it, you dont have any ethics in the first place to give to
> some nomad to bury in the sahara desert. They all got thrown out somewhere
> between 50 cents and $12 a gram.
> In support of getting more meteorites into the scientific and collecting
> community
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Received on Fri 09 Mar 2001 12:11:51 PM PST

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