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Conservation workers sentenced for spying

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Old Wednesday 20th November 2019, 21:23   #1
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Conservation workers sentenced for spying

From the BBC, information that conservation workers in Iran who used tracking cameras in rare mammal research have been sentenced as spies:

The fuzziness of all supposedly absolute taxonomic distinctions - Stephen Jay Gould (1977) "Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History".
Species and subspecies are but a convenient fiction - Kees van Deemter (2010), "In praise of vagueness". Biology is messy
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Sad scenario to be sure, but this sentencing should come as no surprise under such an awful regime.

While the workers intentions may have been noble, their judgement (especially that of the foreign nationals) was sorely lacking. One has to wonder how many times they were warned about working in such a place.
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