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Darwin-L Message Log 5:24 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:24>From bsinger@eniac.seas.upenn.edu  Thu Jan  6 00:58:26 1994

From: bsinger@eniac.seas.upenn.edu (Bayla Singer)
Subject: Re: DARWIN-L digest 111
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 94 2:01:48 EST

Dear George,

At the end of a thought-provoking message, you ask why the Truth isn't as
sexy as the False -- may I suggest that it's similar to why the Good isn't
as sexy as The Bimbo? ;-)  Or is that what you had in mind when you posed
the question?

Now that you recall it to my mind, I do know that the Wegener story is as
knurly as the Columbus story -- altho I probably am nowheres near as
<familiar> with it as you are.  Aint it the truth that -all- those nice
stories we learn are really knurly, once you get close to them?  Edison's
about as much a btich as Newton.

Started teaching yesterday: please answer me, why the kids seem to have
gotten younger faster than I've gotten older?

--bayla

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