Re: Permission to cite extensively?

From: juhavs
Message: 16694
Date: 2002-11-11

Hi,

Indeed, it is in the public domain, but good manners seldom do
anybody any harm...

In fact, I have now republished your post at the "Ma┬┤at" web site:
www.thehallofmaat.com

I will give my comments on your kind posting both here and there,
but in ways that respect the special missions of the two web sites.
I would be very grateful if you could provide the Geological Society
of India reference and perhaps something of its contents because it
may take some time and trouble to find it outside India.

Apropos, the scientists of the NIOT. As a person who has voiced
repeatedly skeptical doubts about the way the Khambat investigations
have been handled and made public, I want to say this: there is
every reason to praise the NIOT scientists both for their scientific
curiosity, their courage and their perseverance. The criticism is
based on very different issues. Science knows many tales of
sensational claims that eventually became part of science. But they
became part of science only after a very careful and critical
review. Hence I welcome all information that brings together the
claim and the required evidence.

Best regards, Juha Savolainen


--- In cybalist@..., "S.Kalyanaraman" <kalyan97@...> wrote:
> --- In cybalist@..., Juha Savolainen <juhavs@...> wrote:
> > To avoid unnecessary misunderstandings, I want to> stress that I
> will not republish extensively your> material unless given the
> permission by you, of> course. However, the fact that this
> information is> available here is surely too important to be
> concealed> from other "Khambat enthusiasts".
>
> Thanks a lot, Juha. Please feel free to use the material as you
deem
> fit. As you note, it is already in the public domain and can be
used
> extensively, if need be. I will also post from the Geological
> Society of India reference.
>
> After the flak received from the India Today journalistic
hyperbole,
> scientists of NIOT are shy of publicity and do their job quietly
> and, I may add, very professionally and with scientific temper. I
> have been telling them that in this day and age of internet, they
> should not fight shy of letting everyone know of and judge what
they
> have done and what they propose to do. In my view, NIOT is
defining
> marine archaeology in Bha_rata in one of the toughest seas with
> waves as high as 11 ft. and strong currents; SR Rao's pioneering
> work was only in shallow coast-line of Dwa_raka.