Darwin-L Message Log 7:30 (March 1994)

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<7:30>From ronald@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu  Sat Mar 12 01:17:20 1994

Date: Fri, 11 Mar 94 21:17:17 HST
From: Ron Amundson <ronald@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Quote query

Ok, folks.  Hate to be boring.  I'm sure everyone on Darwin-L
knows the answer to this one, so it's a contest.  First person to
email me the answer gets a can of macadamia nuts.

"Minerva's owl flies at dusk."

or ...

"The philosopher's bird flies at dusk."

What is the original source of these quotes?  I've heard the first
attributed to, I think, Hegel, and the second is attributed to von
Herder in a secondary source.

Extra bonus points for:

What the hell do they mean? (in original context)

tick tick tick tick

Thanks, all,


Ron Amundson

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