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|Quote (Bob O'H @ May 02 2018,04:36)|
|Quote (Occam's Aftershave @ May 01 2018,17:05)|
|Quote (sparc @ May 01 2018,11:48)|
|Just to make sure it doesn't get lost in the Bio-Complexity thread: |
|Günter Blechly describes a new fossil insect species Chrismooreia michaelbehei sp in Bio-Complexity which |
|is named in honor of Professor Michael Behe (Lehigh University) for his groundbreaking|
contributions to intelligent design theory, which had great
influence on the personal views of the author [Blechly].
ETA: I should have known that they will trumpet the news at EN&V.
A number of people have asked why Blechly published this incestuously in the DI's phony science rag he helps edit instead of a professional paleontology journal. Nothing but crickets so far....
I looked through it briefly & didn't see any reason why the paper would be controversial (unless there are issues around access to the fossil), but this isn't my area of work so I could easily miss something.
It's been a long time since I read the rules on naming, but there is one on publishing in an appropriate, reasonably-well-distributed, journal.
There were people, in the XIXth Century, who heard about discoveries, and quickly published in their personal, obscure, journals in order to get priority.
This doesn't appear to be such a case, but ....
edit to correct humbly phingers