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First of all, to thank you for subscribing (or if you haven’t subscribed yet, to thank you for reading this), here is a photo of my dog Maddy:
If you find yourself reading this, you probably follow me on the fast crumbling bird site. Hopefully this will be a nicer (less musky) way for me to share updates about my current writing projects and a way for us to keep in touch if Twitter does end up completely collapsing.
So, what will the Well-Read Herring newsletter be about?
As you perhaps know, I am writing a book about the life of French philosopher Henri Bergson for Basic Books. Before that, I was writing a PhD thesis on the links between Bergson’s philosophy and early 20th-century biology. In my research, I am always coming across fascinating stories, figures and ideas which don’t quite fit in my various projects. I always put them aside hoping I will one day find a home for them. I have decided this newsletter could be just that: a place for me to share all the interesting finds which would otherwise just sit collecting digital dust in a poorly organised file on my computer.
I hope to send you these once a month (perhaps more realistically once every two months). This week, I will be sharing the first one, the story of two French zoologists who tried to bring down Darwinism in the second half of the 20th century.
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P.S. Did you know Henri Bergson is an anagram of Herring bones?
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