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Darwin-L Message Log 7:7 (March 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<7:7>From J_LIMBER@UNHH.UNH.EDU  Sat Mar  5 13:08:45 1994

Date: Sat, 5 Mar 1994 14:07:27 -0500 (EST)
From: J_LIMBER@UNHH.UNH.EDU (JOHN LIMBER)
Subject: Re: Superposition
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

Hi-regarding Sagan and naive brain structure, it is more than likely he is
using Paul McLean's lifelong work on the "Triune Brain" (PL has lengthy book
by that title but I don't have the full reference handy).  Anyway, PL has a
surprising amount of evidence at anatomical, biochemical, and behavior levels
of analysis for his conjecture.  While PL almost certainly has cartooned the
evolution of brains, the evidence he has collected--much of it his own work at
NIH?--is very interesting.  regards, John Limber, Psychology UNH

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