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Darwin-L Message Log 2:162 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:162>From c.lavastida1@genie.geis.com  Sun Oct 31 01:52:27 1993

From: c.lavastida1@genie.geis.com
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 93 13:26:00 BST
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: DARWIN-L digest 54

BTW, not all popular theories need utilize non-natural objects, properties,
 and interactions. Which means that not all popular explanations occur--or
 --------
 I was referring to popular in the context of scientitsts writing non fiction
works "popularizing" their subjects, sometimes may be inadvertently, ala
Huxley. I ask taxonomists because their experience in systematics could be
useful in determining at what point does "popular" become unscientific.
Partly the use of the word "theory" is confusing; is a theory just a general
context for any opinion, or does it have an information structure that
minimally sets it as an object of study.
 Carlos.
 PS. further to Halloween, likewise.

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