"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Collaborationism (II)

Another day, another announcement of something which has already happened:

Collaborative Project Replicates 565-Million-Year-Old Fossil Surface

The Provincial Government and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), in association with Research Casting International, have completed the first phase of a joint venture to produce an exact replica of world-famous fossils at the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve. A 70 m2 detailed mold covering of the fossil surfaces has been successfully created. Other partners in this project are the Johnson GeoCentre, Queen’s University and the University of Oxford.

Note the headline. It is redolent of another recent "collaboration" in a scientific pursuit, in which the province's role in the "collaboration" seemed to be to do little more than lie there and exist:
In collaboration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Departments of Environment and Conservation, and Natural Resources, the Nunatsiavut Government and the Institute for Environmental Monitoring and Research, the survey will be lead by biologists from the Government of Quebec in co-operation with the University of Laval.



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