Commentary On Commercial Fossil Collecting
Larson, P L., and D. Russell, 2014, The benefits of
commercial fossil sales to 21st-century paleontology.
Palaeontologia Electronica. vol. 17, no. 1, Article
number: 17.1.2E (April 2014)
PDF version - http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/pdfs/commentary_benefit.pdf
An earlier commentary is:
Shimada, K., P. J. Currie, E. Scott, and S. S. Sumida,
2014, The greatest challenge to 21st century
paleontology: When commercialization of fossils
threatens the science. Palaeontologia Electronica
vol. 17, no. 1, Article number: 17.1.1E, 4 p;
PDF version - http://palaeo-electronica.org/content/pdfs/comment_threat.pdf
Also, there is:
Plotnick, R., 2008, Out of the Mainstream: Heated
Discussions and Strong Opinions. Palaeontologia
Electronica. vol. 11, no. 2,
Future Research Directions in Paleontology
Report of a Workshop Held April 8-9, 2006
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation
None of the above papers and web pages do not
necessarily express my opinions on this subject.
Any comments about them should be addressed
to the authors of the papers and web pages.