Somehow, I don't think money is the problem. It more about a morbid fear of the unknown.
Money isn't the issue. Subjecting a priceless artifact to a useless and destructive test is.
<quoted text> Can you imagine what would happen if she sequenced the DNA and C14-dated the dino flesh and got the results we all expect she will? Holy cow, they'd probably have to cancel the Darwin Day Fesitivities.
They would have to throw away nearly every science text in the world and would have nothing to replace them with. Mary would win the Nobel prize.
But that isn't going to happen.