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Darwin-L Message Log 1:52 (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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<1:52>From ramsden@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca  Tue Sep  7 06:51:38 1993

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1993 07:50:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: Peter Ramsden <ramsden@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca>
Subject: Re: Ray on Taxonomy
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

RE: Tom Clarke's message about taxonomy, 2 points:

1.  Congrats, Tom: the list is barely 48 hours old, and you have
introduced the first jarring note: The list has been 'taken over' ???!!!

2.  It may well be that natural taxonomies or phylogenies exist,
independently of human perception, but as a scientist, how would you test it?

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