Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Sun Feb 28 10:42:57 CST 1999

At 10:14 AM 2/28/99 -0500, Mark Garland wrote:
>An observation:  In the 1980's, the biology department at Florida State U.
>eliminated the foreign-language requirement for graduate students.  Short-
>sighted?  Maybe.  But the fact is that in most fields of biology, you can
>up with the literature very nicely by reading papers in English.

Systematics is not one of those fields. To a molecular biologist, a paper
from 15 years ago is old, but in western North America we routinely look at
papers 100 years old, and other areas have an even longer tradition of

Curtis Clark        
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