Re: Species? was Re: Don't Constrain my Laws, Danny!

Danny Yee (danny@STAFF.CS.SU.OZ.AU)
Thu, 5 Oct 1995 14:13:21 +1000

Once again, I am forwarding mail on behalf of Cameron Laird, who is having
trouble posting to the list.


Danny, please forward what follows to ANTHRO-L
on my behalf:
From <@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU:owner-anthro-l@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU> Fri Sep 15 00:09:17 1995
It's been several weeks, but there was enough vitality
in the discussion of evolutionary concepts and their
application in anthropology that I want to offer one
From: Danny Yee <danny@STAFF.CS.SU.OZ.AU>
"genealogy" was a bad word to use; it actually suggests an evolutionary
species approach. The BSC (biological species concept) stresses
reproductive isolation more. The following quote may be helpful.
[lots of good descriptions
of "species", evolution in
anthropologic context, ...]
Along with the apt analyses and references that Danny
and others have circulated, I recommend <URL:http://>, John Wilkin's
Master's-level thesis on "Evolutionary models of sci-
entific theory change". Before getting down to its
nominal subject, it does a lot of work constructing a
sound historical and philosophical perspective on

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