If I were a professional writer, I would read over my own writing at least once to make sure it makes sense to the readers. Heck, I do that already even though I'm not a professional writer. I guess the writer of this article ("Tourists attempt theft of Burgess Shale fossils" on CBC News online on August 6, 2011) doesn't care about the readers. Firstly, the third the should be than, and secondly, there shouldn't be a hyphen in 500 million years. (By the way, the thieves were fined $115 each, which is ridiculously low.) Click the image to enlarge it.
Writing imbued with ignorance
18 hours ago