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Darwin-L Message Log 3:17 (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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<3:17>From jlipps@ucmp1.Berkeley.EDU  Tue Nov  2 19:37:08 1993

Date: Tue, 2 Nov 93 17:42:02 PST
From: jlipps@ucmp1.Berkeley.EDU (Jere Lipps)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: scientific and popular explanations / human evolution

J. Tuzo Wilson was certainly an important figure in the development of
plate tectonics.  The idea caught on fast--about 1972, we had a student that
compiled papers with plate tectonics in the title.  Just a handful in
1968, several hundred in 1969, then almost uncountable thereafter.  The
non-believers were inverse.
Jere Lipps

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