Darwin-L Message Log 1:33 (September 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<1:33>From mahaffy@dordt.edu  Mon Sep  6 11:40:31 1993

Subject: Another introduction
To: Address Darwin list <Darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1993 11:42:39 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Prof. James Mahaffy" <mahaffy@dordt.edu>

My name is James Mahaffy.  I now live in the Midwest, but grew up
in East Africa (Eritrea).  My wife comes from Smithers, BC so I was
happy to see a few people from North of the border in the group.

Much of my professional activity is teaching at Dordt College, a
smaller liberal arts college in NW Iowa.  For those of you that
never heard of us, we are sort of a little sister to Calvin or Hope
in Michigan.  I teach the large non-major introduction to biology
and a smattering of other courses including Paleontology and Plant
Morphology.  My research interests are paleoecology of
Carboniferous plants mainly using miospores as a tool.

I also have a strong interest in philosophy of science, which is
one of the reasons I subscribed to this list.  I have a feeling
that too many of the philosophers of science are humanity types or
more theoretical science types (mathematicians or physicists) and
not enough from the more empirical biology or geology side of the
fence and doing that type of science.
James F. Mahaffy       e-mail: mahaffy@dordt.edu
Biology Department       phone: 712 722-6279
Dordt College        FAX 712 722-1198
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250

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