Collecting anything and future nature interest
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Tue Jun 29 13:04:15 EDT 1999
From: Mike Soukup <mikayak at ix.netcom.com>
Date: Monday, June 28, 1999 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: Collecting anything and future nature interest
>Ahh, but you prove the point by what you say: "eggers who by their very
>actions of making the bird rare increase the value of their collections
>and up their status".
>These people aren't interested in birds or eggs. They are interested in
>money and status
Idon't agree. I feel that a lot of people who collect just need something
tangible to 'compliment' their knowledge and keen interest in the subject.
- who happen to do so thru egg collecting. So, they do
>what they can to protect thier "status and money". There will be
>unscrupulous and immoral people in EVERY line of work (hell, one of them
>is PRESIDENT in this country NOW!).
This country ?? I'm in England.
> So, do we punish the 99.9% of moral folks because of a few immoral
It depends on what you regard as moral. I know very few collectors in
England now and those who do collect usually make good use of their
How are you being punished? I read on this news group that one man boasted
that he went to a special site and collected 165 specimens of the same
butterfly in a morning.
I would imagine the people being punished are the ones who went after him to
This is the equivalent of putting the law-abiding population in
>jail to protect them from the criminals.
....and somebody accused me of a crap comparison.
There is definately a cultural difference in America's collecting
mentality. This type of activity in England is limited to a small amount of
academics or schoolboys who grow out of it .
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