Darwin-L Message Log 1:23 (September 1993)

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<1:23>From SOSLEWIS@ACS.EKU.EDU  Sun Sep  5 21:58:46 1993

Date: Sun, 05 Sep 1993 23:00:51 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: A tid bit following David P.'s note
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

  This idea has a remarkably familiar ring from two different dirrections.
More year ago than I care to admit we had a question about a tree falling
in a wilderness without a human witness. Therefore, did it make a noise as
it fell? At the second level the idea of taxonomy being language based and
arbritrary is often discussed in the language section of most cultural
anthropology texts. At a higher level there is a fine article by Count and
Bowles entitled "Fact and Theory in Anthropology" which would fit this
question nicely. If you want the full citation I can get it for you later
in the week.
  Ray, EKU

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