Tag Archives: Scott Abbott

Gravity is not just a good idea, it’s the law

This last week I read Maximilian Werner’s Gravity Hill (University of Utah Press, 2013). I’m glad I did. Although there are plenty of stories in the book about a young man growing up in Salt Lake City with other young people … Continue reading

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. . . evenly knotted barbed wire fences

A couple of weeks ago John Fowles, a former student of mine when I was teaching in the BYU Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, wrote me from China, where he was on business. “I’ve been reading your ‘non-memoir’ Immortal for … Continue reading

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Article on Our Mendel Translation in Forbes

Interesting that Forbes would pick up on this: One of the great ‘what if’ questions that has fascinated historians of biology is how differently Darwinian evolution would have been received had Darwin known of the work of Gregor Mendel, the … Continue reading

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Keynote Address for the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters

On Friday, April 7, 2017, I’ll have the honor of speaking at the annual conference of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. They are meeting this year on the UVU Campus. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. O.C. Tanner … Continue reading

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Substantiation of Ideas

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Mendel’s Peas: A new translation

Yesterday the journal Genetics published our article about Mendel’s reading of Darwin’s Origin of Species in a German translation and his use of some of the ideas in his report on his experiments with hybridity in peas. The journal also published our translation of … Continue reading

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Serbian Authors: Stubovi kultura

A few hours ago Zarko sent me this photo of a gathering of authors in the lobby of the Belgrade publisher Stubovi kultura. “We are there too,” he wrote. It takes some careful looking, but there are our portraits on … Continue reading

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Intimate Fences

This morning Lyn and I sent our manuscript to the Texas A&M University Press. The editor of a series called “Connecting the Greater West” had seen parts of it and asked us to submit our work. We’ve been working on … Continue reading

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New Website for Immortal for Quite Some Time

Some context, photos, and the first chapter. Find them HERE  

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Preparing for a Review of David Albahari’s Two New Books in English

I’m just about done with a review I’ve been working on for over a year. Here is how it will begin: Double Consciousness David Albahari Globetrotter Translated by Ellen Elias-Bursać Yale, 2014 Learning Cyrillic Translated from the Serbian by Ellen … Continue reading

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