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A Question Of Validity
One thing that has never ceased to amaze me in the sealing issue is how people will listen to those with no professional background over those who have backgrounds steeped in associated training and education. I know I have mentioned this before but I find it to be an incredible statement to the human condition when we replace intelligence with emotion. I find it incredulous when people pass off years of research by educated and experienced scientists because Paul Watson or Rebecca Aldworth say its wrong. In reality folks, these two have no background in seals or any other animal. They hang out with the herd for 2-3 weeks of the year. Watson barely drags his carcass off the boat and Aldworth is more concerned with dramatic video than studying seals. Don't get me wrong, they are experts. They are experts at playing to people's emotions and the media.
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