chapter  8
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Evaluating Events

Washington, had little formal education and began his career as a fieldworker for the United States Geological Survey. He rose to chief, and resigned

universality of attribution can only arise for one in 1907 to become secretary (their name for boss) reason-the principle is true (even though we of the Smithsonian Institution. Walcott had his fin-

The fieldworker's version is simply stated: You always find the most interesting specimens at the very last moment, just when you absolutely must leave. The effect of this phenomenon can easily be quantified. It operates weakly for localities near home and easily revisited and ever more strongly for distant and exotic regions requiring great effort and expense for future expeditions. Everyone has

ger, more accurately his fist, in every important scientific pot in Washington.