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Darwin-L Message Log 1:9 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<1:9>From davidp@ucmp1.Berkeley.EDU  Sun Sep  5 11:21:38 1993

Date: Sun, 5 Sep 93 09:24:25 PDT
From: davidp@ucmp1.Berkeley.EDU (David Polly)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Introduction...

My name is David Polly.  I am a finishing Ph.D. student this semester
in the Department of Integrative Biology at U.C. Berkeley who is
currently looking for a post-doc or job.  I am interested in several
things...mammalian evolution and phylogeny, evolutionary theory,
phylogenetic theory, and the history of science.  My dissertation
work is about the relationship of systematics to evolutionary theory
and on the phylogeny and evolution of an early group of placental
mammals, the creodonta.  Part of my work has been on the history
of biological classification and its relationship to changing ideas about
the nature of evolution.  It is this aspect of my work that sparks my
interest in this listserver.

I am also the systems administrator for the internet server of the
Museum of Paleontology at Berkeley.  Our address is ucmp1.berkeley.edu
and we offer a number of services that may be of interest to some
of the subscribers of this list... We have a gopher on port 70, which
contains some of our collections catalogs, information forms, a little
about our museum and its research, and an online exhibit on great
white shark research.  We also run a World Wide Web server on port 80,
which supports all of the above services as well as additional information
about the work of individual researchers at the Museum, an online presentation
of some of the Musuem's public exhibits (currently under construction),
and will soon have an exhibit on Dilophosaurus, featured in Jurassic
Park, which was originally discovered and described by Dr. Sam Welles
of our Museum.

Thanks.

David Polly | Museum of Paleontology and Dept. of Integrative Biology |
University of California | Berkeley, CA  94720 | davidp@ucmp1.berkeley.edu

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