Reading Private collectors have been selling and buying fossils the petrified remains of ancient organisms ever since the eighteenth century In recent years however the sale of fossils particularly of dinosaurs and other large vertebrates has grown into a

Essay topics:


Private collectors have been selling and buying fossils, the petrified remains of ancient organisms, ever since the eighteenth century. In recent years, however, the sale of fossils, particularly of dinosaurs and other large vertebrates, has grown into a big business. Rare and important fossils are now being sold to private ownership for millions of dollars. This is an unfortunate development for both scientists and the general public.

The article states that the selling of fossils to private ownership is creating a problem for both public and scientists. However, the professor explains that although it carries some negative consequences, it is exaggerated by the reading and provides the benefits of it.

First, the reading claims that the public is directly affected since they cannot have access to the fossils. Because private owners buy the fossils, the audience cannot easily reach them. Thus, it will tend to decline the public interest in dinosaurs' fossils. The professor refutes this point by saying that the fossils can be appreciated by the public more than ever before through this method. According to the speaker, they acquire these bones which makes it accessible for everybody even though the low level institutions, such as public libraries.

Second, the article posits that scientists also are affected since they lose access to the information provided by the fossils. Thus, they miss important information about extinct life because museums cannot compete with the prices against private owners. However, the speaker says that in order to obtain the value of fossils, scientists must identify the piece. In other words, scientists are involved in the process since they have to check them out after the private owner buys them. As a result, scientists won't miss information as the article stated previously.

Third, the reading says that the unearth fossils are prone to be destroyed in untrained hand because private owners lack of knowledge about getting and keeping the fossil in the correct conditions. The professor opposes to this point by explaining that even the discovery made by an untrained person is important to get new information; otherwise, the fossil will be undiscovered, so scientific institutions should recollect all the data possible although they lack of training to perform it.

Average: 9 (2 votes)
This essay topic by users
Post date Users Rates Link to Content
2023-04-30 Yam Kumar Oli 3 view
2022-12-26 YAGUT 81 view
2022-11-11 stupidfella 73 view
2022-10-16 Prabesh Dhakal 68 view
2022-10-16 _sta 73 view
Essay Categories
Essays by user france79 :


they acquire these bones which makes it accessible for everybody
they acquire these bones which make it accessible for everybody

Be sensitive to use 'it'.

Attribute Value Ideal
Score: 25 in 30
Category: Very Good Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 3 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 1 2
No. of Sentences: 14 12
No. of Words: 301 250
No. of Characters: 1559 1200
No. of Different Words: 159 150
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.165 4.2
Average Word Length: 5.179 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.565 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 128 80
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 98 60
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 54 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 37 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 21.5 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.517 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.786 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.357 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.573 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.089 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 4