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Darwin-L Message Log 3:8 (November 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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<3:8>From staddon@psych.duke.edu  Tue Nov  2 07:18:14 1993

Date: Tue, 2 Nov 93 08:21:26 EST
From: staddon@psych.duke.edu (John Staddon)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: sj gould's popular work

I am happy to see that people are worrying about the
politicization of science.  I wonder what people think about the
much-lauded Dawrin biography by Desmond & Moore, for example.  I
find the mix of judgment, invention (the authors frequently
describe Darwin's private thoughts, for example), and the
imputation of motives (nearly always bad) unscholarly and not a
little offensive.  SJG reviewed the book very positively.  Any
comments?

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