[meteorite-list] Well okay then

From: Michael Farmer <meteoritehunter_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:39:54 -0700
Message-ID: <E17F8247-2435-458A-A6F6-FB1907B71451_at_comcast.net>

This was some old email that appeared out of nowhere.
Michael Farmer

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 10, 2009, at 7:33 PM, Impactika at aol.com wrote:

> Let's be fair,
> One scientist did go to West and more than once: Dr. Art Ehlmann
> from TCU.
> Anne M. Black
> http://www.impactika.com/
> IMPACTIKA at aol.com
> Vice-President, I.M.C.A. Inc.
> http://www.imca.cc/
> In a message dated 6/10/2009 3:31:40 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
> meteoriteguy at yahoo.com writes:
> Marc,
> It is just that every newspaper article and every interview usually
> touches
> on the fact that collectors get all the material and science is left
> in the
> dark.
> I am proving the point that commercial and private collectors actually
> provide the bulk of the material to science. We have likely
> recovered over 20
> stones from this fall, thankfully before any precipitation, so
> almost all
> stones (except the bird crap pieces and the dog-slobber stone) are
> pristine.
> I rapidly donated a piece I found to TCU, am working on getting some
> more
> into another major museum collecdti
> --- On Wed, 3/4/09, Fries, Marc D <marc.d.fries at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> From: Fries, Marc D <marc.d.fries at jpl.nasa.gov>
> Subject: [meteorite-list] Well okay then
> To: "Meteorite List" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 9:59 AM
> Howdy all
> I?ve received a few ...em... ?spirited?
> responses to my last email that
> tell me that it didn?t exactly read the way I
> intended. I wasn?t trying to
> be a hero because I bought a plane ticket, I was trying to
> say that
> traveling on ?your own dime? isn?t what scientists are
> used to doing.
> Someone had made the comment that there were no scientists
> to be seen at
> West, and I agree that is ridiculous. Scientists
> travel to Antarctica every
> year to collect meteorites, but no one could be bothered to
> fly to Austin!?
> How many people who spend their lives studying meteorites
> just passed up a
> chance to see an actual, fresh strewn field?? (not to
> mention the kolaches)
> Funny thing is, I was actually agreeing with some of the
> nasty-grams I?ve
> received.
> Sounds like I touched a nerve. Can I
> suggest that y?all spare me the
> wrath, and direct it instead at the scientists who weren?t
> actually there?
> Cheers,
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