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From: Thomas.Croat at mobot.org (Tom Croat) on 2008.06.02 at 16:03:17(17678)
Dear Steve:

Holly Cooper seems to be rather full of herself and it was
rude of her to lambaste you for your efforts. Of course you may have
made some mistakes but we all do and I think that what you are doing is
in general a good service to botany. You have taken the time to assemble
information in the best way you know how and to post it on your website.
These are things that many of us do not have the time to do and your
efforts are appreciated. Information grows by bits and pieces and the
wrong pieces are discarded. ALL important scientists have made gross
errors but it did not keep them from continuing to pursue knowledge.
Criticizing others for their attempts to learn is usually not a sign of
intelligence but rather a form of insecurity. Keep your chin up! I
hope that you and your daughter are surviving well from you operations.


From: hermine at endangeredspecies.com (hermine) on 2008.06.04 at 01:35:22(17724)
At 09:53 PM 6/1/2008, you wrote:
>I enjoy your posts and your website very much. I sincerely doubt the
>malcontent emailing you is really a "Holly Cooper", it's usually
>someone who flames others from the safety of an anonymous fabricated name.

Righty Ho. It is probably the real Holly Golightly, back from the
grave and very unhappy with her appearance. That's my story and I am
sticking to it.

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