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May 29, 2013

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Paige

And what fun it was to see box after box, rib after jaw bone after spinal disc! What a wonderful collection!

Mac

Near and dear to my heart too, and a brief comment on what Shirley said. Although I do really believe in the importance of studying cultural history, I do think there's an important difference between natural history specimens and regular history. The specimens in a natural history museum can't lie, or revise, or cast themselves in a more favorable light. They can only be what they are, which is a record of an organism or artifact that was present at a specific location at a specific time, and with the physical, chemical and biological make-up that tells the story of what conditions were like. There is no accurate replacement for this kind of information.

Mike Draney.

This is a subject near and dear to my heart. My spider collection keeps growing, threatening to overwhelm me, but I've always taken comfort knowing I can give it to a good museum. Then this year I was disturbed to find the Field Museum in such bad sorts that they might not be able to take my collection! What then? No question about it, natural history specimens get more valuable over time...there's no more where THOSE came from!

shirley white

So glad Georgia Museum of Natural History was able to house this collection. Yes, it is necessary for us to know and study the past, natural history and otherwise!

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