The other "other" side

James J. Kruse kruse at nature.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Aug 3 18:47:15 EDT 2000


Dr. Walsh nicely addressed the use of references as a scientific reality,
but what sort of worries me is:

On Thu, 3 Aug 2000, David Smith wrote:

> When Mr. Shuey makes a statement about farmers being worried about anything
> (drought, birds, etc.) he does not need a reference, he is the reference. 

Wow! I guess that's true in court, but for the most part this is a
scientific forum. Dr. Shuey is a respected scientist in more than one
circle, and I am obviously not the only one to think so. However,
_everyone_ needs some scientific justification sometimes, except maybe God
and subspecies. 

Jim Kruse
University of California at Berkeley
Dept. of Environ Sci, Policy and Mgmt.
Div. of Insect Biology
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Berkeley, California, 94720-3112
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