Darwin-L Message Log 5:126 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:126>From mwinsor@epas.utoronto.ca  Mon Jan 24 15:22:28 1994

From: mwinsor@epas.utoronto.ca (Mary P Winsor)
Subject: tools stopping evol'n
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 1994 16:30:07 -0500 (EST)

question relayed by Polly Winsor, a silent member of the Darwin-list, asked
by David McGee, not a member of the list:

Who was the first person to suggest that humans used technology
instead of organic adaptation to cope with their environment? That is,
how old is the idea that the evolution of human material culture
allows humans to escape evolution?

Polly Winsor is an historian of biological systematics at the
University of Toronto: email address  mwinsor@epas.utoronto.ca

David McGee is an historian of technology at the U. of T.  Please send
replies directly to him at dmcgee@epas.utoronto.ca
unless you think answer will interest whole list.

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