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Darwin-L Message Log 5:203 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:203>From loring@maroon.tc.umn.edu  Fri Jan 28 19:46:54 1994

From: loring@maroon.tc.umn.edu
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 1994 19:43:43 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Re: DARWIN-L digest 127
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

A posting a while back had to do with music and meaning, leading to the
BBC - Beethoven's 5th commentaries.

I remember a few years back hearing about work by Bill Holm on boxelder
bugs, including poetry and music (I don't know if he did any entomology!).
 The music drew on the notes BEB (for BoxElder Bug).  This is the same
Bill Holm who later wrote "Coming Home Crazy", about teaching in China.
All of this is oblique to the stated purpose of the list, but it's fun anyway.

I feel pretty humble about introducing myself to all you luminaries.  I am
a superannuated linguistics graduate student at Minnesota, who spent hours
reading National Geographic as a child, dreamed of becoming an
archeologist or anthropologist, studied Classical Greek and
Latin, and was raised by a geologist. With a
sense of awe I follow the conversations on the list among folks who have
actually been out there digging up really old stuff!!!
(both literally and figuratively)

Anne Loring

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