Re: Culture of Science?

Marty G. Price (mprice@Ra.MsState.Edu)
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 08:29:10 -0500

On Tue, 13 Aug 1996, Stephen Barnard wrote:
[in reply to Joel]
> I believe the "Territorial Imperative" is a phrase coined by Edward
> Albey, who wasn't a scientist at all. He was a novelist who dabbled in
> pop science. His writings aren't taken seriously by scientists, to say
> the least. You seem to take them seriously, however.

Check your citation. I think the author's name you're looking for is
Raymond Dart (but check me, I didn't look that up!), an amateur and pop
writer who did write _The Territorial Imperative_, a rather silly
exercise in "nature red in tooth and claw."

The name you have appears a cross between Edward Abbey (novelist,
ecologist, and possibly eco-terrorist) and Edward Albee (absurdist
playwright, author of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?"). I don't think
either were involved in coining the phrase "territorial imperative."

Blessed Be,