[meteorite-list] Re: Norton Book burning / giveaway!

From: Notkin <geoking_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:47 2004
Message-ID: <v0422080cbc72be4cda11_at_[]>

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<div><font color="#000000">Tom posted:</font></div>
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<div><font color="#000000">&gt; So in conclusion, Richard Norton must
have been lazy and did not do any research before writing these
books! My suggestion, A big Norton book burning, the books are wrong
and if you quote them, you will get nasty emails too!</font></div>
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<div><font color="#000000">Tom, I don't understand your post.
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<div><font color="#000000">First you quote some harsh (and almost
certainly false) criticisms about Richard Norton's work, and then go
on to say you don't agree with them, and are going to keep Richard's
books after all. Do you realize that your comments go into the
Meteorite List archives permanently, where anyone can read them? What
is your purpose in posting this material? I doubt it's news to anyone
that there is occasionally an incorrect or apocryphal piece of
information even in the best-researched book, and that
widely-accepted facts can sometimes later be shown to be inaccurate
(look at the debate regarding the authenticity of the &quot;Nakhla
dog&quot; reports).</font></div>
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<div><font color="#000000">Richard and Dorothy Norton are among the
most well-liked and respected people in the meteorite field, so why
would you want to post comments like these -- whether you said them
or not? Many collectors became part of the meteorite collecting world
specifically because of the Nortons' book, &quot;Rocks from
Space.&quot; In addition, Richard's articles are widely and regularly
published; Dorothy and Richard are both Harvey Award winners; and
many List members (including myself) regard them as
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<div><font color="#000000">I don't understand why you would send a
post to the M-List with &quot;Norton book burning&quot; in the title.
Please explain.</font></div>
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<div><font color="#000000">Geoff N.</font></div>
<div><font color="#000000">www.paleozoic.org</font></div>
Received on Mon 08 Mar 2004 07:41:44 PM PST

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