A Modest Proposal - NABS

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:49:23 PST
Just leave the name alone. It doesn't matter at all what the organization
is called. Anybody stumbling across it will read some of the material and
decide to join or not based on the quality of content, not the name.

The immediately preceding messages are all about the extensive taxonomic
changes continually demanded by the ongoing need to produce new PhDs. And
the general tone of the chatter seemed to be that name changes are really
quite unrewarding except to journal publishers.

After The Big One happens to California, will we need to change the name
to The North American And New Western Island That Was Formerly California
West Of The San Andreas Fault Bulb Society (TNAANWITWFCWOTSAFBS)?

Besides, some of our most informative and interesting contributors are
from South America, Europe and that island group off western Europe.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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