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Darwin-L Message Log 1:67 (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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<1:67>From ramsden@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca  Wed Sep  8 07:19:10 1993

Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1993 08:14:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: Peter Ramsden <ramsden@mcmail.cis.mcmaster.ca>
Subject: Re: A reply to Ramsden
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

I guess you missed the point.  I didn't want to know how you test a
taxonomy - I want to know how test your proposition that some taxonomy is
independent of human perception.  You may also want to be a bit more
careful about confusing the concept of perception with the concept of
will.  Just because I create a perception of something doesn't mean that I
"will into existence" the phenomenon I'm perceiving, does it?  A bit more
care in throwing around labels like 'science' and 'theology' wouldn't be
out of place either

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