Darwin-L Message Log 6:1 (February 1994)

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.

<6:1>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Tue Feb  1 00:09:11 1994

Date: Tue, 01 Feb 1994 01:20:13 -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.  On the first of every month I send
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Darwin-L is now five months old, and we have almost 550 members from nearly
30 countries.  I am grateful to all of you for your interest and your many
contributions.  A special thanks to all the members new and old who recently
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