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Darwin-L Message Log 4:1 (December 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.


<4:1>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Wed Dec  1 00:08:27 1993

Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1993 01:16:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: List owner's monthly greeting
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro

Greetings to all Darwin-L subscribers, especially those who have recently
joined us.  At the beginning of each month I send out a short note on the
status of our group with a reminder of basic commands.  Darwin-L is now
three months old, and we have more than 500 members from nearly 30 countries.
I am grateful to all of you for your interest and your many contributions.
In the early days of our list many people sent short introductory messages
describing the nature of their interest in the historical sciences.  If any
of our newer members would like to introduce themselves in this way they
are most welcome to do so; others who wish to remain in the background and
just listen in on our discussions are perfectly welcome to do that as well.

Several subscribers have asked me to remind everyone to please sign their
messages with a name and e-mail address, since many older mailing systems
show only "Darwin-L" as the source of each message.  In the absence of a
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Bob O'Hara, Darwin-L list owner

Robert J. O'Hara (darwin@iris.uncg.edu)
Center for Critical Inquiry and Department of Biology
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