re: “From an archeologist’s standpoint that’s exactly what it is. No point in getting emotional about it. That’s what ruined climatology.”
I totally understand professionalism and the need for a sense of detachment in order to function as a professional, but we are not talking about climate, we’re talking about human beings.
I’ve read similar descriptions by Nazi “doctors” of their “medical procedures” done on people (adults and children) for experimental purposes. The sense you pick up from these descriptions is that these human beings were merely “subjects” with no names, no moral value, no humanity - just “things”.
As I said, it’s just my perception. Not saying it is the right perception or that anyone else must agree with me.