Darwin-L Message Log 4:85 (December 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<4:85>From GOLLAV@axe.humboldt.edu  Mon Dec 20 14:06:35 1993

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1993 12:10 PST
From: GOLLAV@axe.humboldt.edu
Subject: Who should be concerned?
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

>  This may be a naive on my part, but why don't you guys publish
>  in places in Current Anthropology so that your concerns can be
>  addressed to those who need to hear them.  Linda Wolfe

--We do (cf. Sally Thomason's summary a few days back).  The point
we are trying to make here, to our fellow historical scientists, is
that the integrity of a legitimate field of historical investigation
(comparative/historical linguistics) is being threatened by a wave
of crude, reductionist theorizing, aided and abetted by journalists.
There is a whiff of Cold Fusion and Creationism in the air here, and
we believe this is something that should concern all who care about
maintaining the integrity of historical investigation.

--Victor Golla
  Humboldt State University
  Arcata, CA  95521

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