Darwin-L Message Log 3:14 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<3:14>From BDHUME@ucs.indiana.edu  Tue Nov  2 12:56:38 1993

Date: Tue, 2 Nov 93 14:00:12 EST
From: BDHUME@ucs.indiana.edu
Subject: Re: sj gould's popular work
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

Personally I found the Desmond and Moore biography to be a wonderful and
very human presentation of Darwin.  While I might agree about some of
the criticisms voiced about invention or descriptions of Darwin's private
thoughts, I happen to believe that it is blatantly obvious that science
has ALWAYS been political.  Marx and Nietzsche, for example, immediately
saw the politics of England in Darwin's descriptions of nature.

Sorry folks, you've got at least one social constructivist lurking in
your midst.


PS:  Facts are still facts, and vaccines work.

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