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Darwin-L Message Log 2:84 (October 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.

Note: Additional publications on evolution and the historical sciences by the Darwin-L list owner are available on SSRN.


<2:84>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Thu Oct 14 19:19:49 1993

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1993 20:26:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: Bibliographies and September message log now available
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro

Several bibliographic files that were posted in the early days of Darwin-L
are now available for general retrieval from the ukanaix computer, along with
a cleanly formatted copy of the log of messages posted to the group during
the month of September.  To get a list of these files send the message:

   INDEX DARWIN-L

to listserv@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu (not to Darwin-L@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu).
You will be sent a message that looks something like this:

Archive: darwin-l (path: darwin-l) -- Files:
  biblio.clades (1 part, 4532 bytes) -- Basic phylogenetics bibliography
  biblio.general (1 part, 5962 bytes) -- Short historical sciences bibliography
  biblio.toulmin (1 part, 24311 bytes) -- Stephen Toulmin bibliography
  biblio.trees (1 part, 24153 bytes) -- Trees of history bibliography
  9309 (1 part, 618939 bytes) -- DARWIN-L Message Log #1 -- September 1993
  9310 (1 part, 213362 bytes) -- List owner's monthly greeting

The biblio files are the aforementioned bibliographies, some of which were
posted to the group shortly after Darwin-L opened.  Several people contributed
more titles to be included in these bibliographies after they were first
posted; I haven't had a chance to work these additional references in yet,
but plan to do so in future revisions.  For the time being I have been
concerned just to get these files up and available for retrieval, and this
has unfortunately not been a trivial matter.

The files 9309 and 9310 are the log files of all messages posted to the group
during the months of September and October.  The October file is not yet
complete, of course, and is still in its raw state, with long message headers,
obscure breaks between messages, and so on.  The September log has now been
cleaned up for ease of reference: message headers have been trimmed, message
numbers have been added, error messages have been deleted, etc. (though no
genuine editorial changes have been made to the content of any of the posts).
I plan to produce similar edited copies of all the monthly logs as they are
completed so we will have readable transcripts of all of our discussions.

To retrieve copies of any of these files just send the message:

   GET DARWIN-L <filename>

   For example: GET DARWIN-L biblio.general
      or: GET DARWIN-L 9309

to listserv@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu.  Large files will be automatically split
into parts by the ukanaix mailer, so all subscribers should be able to
retrieve them even if they have limitations on the size of files that fit
through their mail slots.  A small amount of editing with a word processor
will be necessary to reassemble the parts of the split files (just cut them
along the dotted lines and paste the parts together).  I printed out a copy of
the September log for my own use, and it totals a remarkable 214 pages.  If
you plan to print out a copy yourself you will have greatest success if you
use a monospaced font (like Courier 10 on the Macintosh) because e-mail
messages usually format best when displayed in a monospaced font.  A printed
copy of the log file, left sitting in a departmental lounge or library, might
serve as a interesting focus for collegial discussion.

I thank you all for your continuing interest in Darwin-L.

Bob O'Hara, Darwin-L list owner

Robert J. O'Hara (darwin@iris.uncg.edu)
Center for Critical Inquiry and Department of Biology
100 Foust Building, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina 27412 U.S.A.

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