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Darwin-L Message Log 1:142 (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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<1:142>From junger@samsara.law.cwru.edu  Thu Sep 16 10:09:27 1993

Date: Thu, 16 Sep 93 11:06:00 EDT
From: junger@samsara.law.cwru.edu (Peter D. Junger)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: Re: Lamarkianism in linguistic change

In message <Pine.3.07.9309151636.A6382-b100000@irwin.cs.uoguelph.ca>
Anax writes:

> The organic sense of evolution is a change
> in the allele frequencies of a population...  the other senses of
> evolution I don't feel are really 'evolution' for a variety of
> reasons.

Did Darwin knnow about allele frequencies?  If he didn't, doesn't this
statement imply that Darwin was not writing about that which is "really"
evolution?

Peter D. Junger

Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, OH
Internet:  JUNGER@SAMSARA.LAW.CWRU.Edu -- Bitnet:  JUNGER@CWRU

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