[meteorite-list] A question about crust.

From: Sterling K. Webb <sterling_k_webb_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 11:17:31 -0600
Message-ID: <0d7d01c82486$bea34d90$c944e146_at_ATARIENGINE>

Hi, Darren, List,

> a search for "flexicalymene" gives 10...
> that really are... and 30 that are not.

    We call this the Rolex Syndrome.

Sterling K. Webb
----- Original Message -----
From: "Darren Garrison" <cynapse at charter.net>
To: <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 8:32 AM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] A question about crust.

On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 09:39:02 EST, you wrote:

>spot). All the descriptive terms of meteorites are being diluted to the
>point of becoming meaningless on the one of the largest sales platforms of

It isn't just meteorites, though-- it is anything that can turn a profit on
but can be sold by someone who doesn't know what they are talking about.
Another sample that is close to my interests-- a search for "flexicalymene"
gives 10 trilobites that really are species in the genus Flexicalymene-- and
that are not. I'm sure that everyone else could come up with examples to
(either intentionally or out of ignorance) from other areas of interest.
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