Darwin-L Message Log 5:158 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:158>From SPAMER@say.acnatsci.org  Wed Jan 26 18:05:16 1994

Date: Wed, 26 Jan 1994 19:16:14 -0500 (EST)
From: Earle Spamer <SPAMER@say.acnatsci.org>
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

I too may as well come out of the closet, having been satisfied to just
read the mail.  The recent forays into linguistics, evolution, and other
neat stuff have been out of my element, but a free, fun education.  I
subscribed to darwin-l because it seems likely to go any which direction.

My paycheck is for being the collection manager for the diatom herbarium
in the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.  I studied geology in
school, but also have worked in paleontology, malacology, and other
collections of Recent invertebrates -- the paleo component has been with
inverts, verts, and plants alike.  General geology collections, too.

I follow the history of scientific collections as best I can.  What
maintains the head of steam, though, is the Grand Canyon.  Anything and
everything about it--geology, biology, archaeology, later human history,
politics, books, you name it.  I like to blend lots of subjects in my
work, thus darwin-l looks rather attractive.  It's good to know there are
others out there willing to write and read most anything.

====Earle Spamer
    Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

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