coelenterate sensory systems (fwd)

Bob Buddemeier buddrw at
Wed Jun 2 16:12:19 EDT 1999

I think a few points have been missed:
1.  "a simple suggestion as to where to look" would have been a reward
and encouragement for behavior that at least some of us consider
professionally inappropriate.
2.  I may be a resource, but I am neither infinite nor unprioritized,
and therefore not available on demand.
3. Those of us fortunate enough to have been educated before the onset
of intellectual relativism and the deification of self-esteem can
actually identify quite a few ways in which questions can be stupid
without being unasked.
4.  I usually opt for the delete button over curmudgeonly response, but
I share Alina's concern about the cluttering and degeneration of the
list server.

Bob Buddemeier

"Heidi L. Crevison" wrote:
> > In response to Jeremy's comment, I hate to see coral-list degenerate to
> > answering basic questions that are so fundamental to basic training that
> > they indicate that whomever asked them hasn't bothered to do any
> > background reading before undertaking a research project.  Is this
> > indicative of the level of training of young 'scientists' hese days?
> > Anyone that plans to do research on corals should have read through
> > Libby Hyman's works, Chapman, and all sorts of "old" 1960's papers and
> > chapters.  Doesn't anyone know how to use a library anymore?
> >
> > Alina Szmant
> >
> Regardless of whether or not graduate students can use the library, the
> only stupid question is that which goes unasked.  The individuals that are
> on this list are some of the best resources for those getting started in
> coral reef biology.  A simple suggestion as to where to look for this
> information would have sufficed.
> Heidi L. Crevison
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Dr. Robert W. Buddemeier
Senior Scientist, Geohydrology
Kansas Geological Survey
University of Kansas
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