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Academic Globalization of “Genealogy Method”

It looks like genealogists are having a significant impact in the hallowed halls of academia.  This is a message I received on a library listserv:

 

Academic Globalization of “Genealogy Method”

 

DEFINITION of “genealogy”:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/genealogy

 

CURRENT USE DEFINITION of “genealogy method”: Method of investigative scholarship to establish valid generational relationships connecting any specialty, within or between all fields of knowledge.

 

JUSTIFICATION: Genealogy Method procedures that discover and record connections of kinship, descent and marriage, can also be used to establish accurate understanding of any knowledge system properties, using diagrams, symbols and scholarly analysis.

 

The “genealogy method” is now being used in real time, within fields of research, to vindicate the truthfulness of conclusions as shown by historical comparison. The “genealogy method”, or “genealogical perspective”, is a looking to the past “reverse” process of economic

methodology, as it relates to the scientific method.

 

EXAMPLE:

Tel-Aviv University: Genealogy As Evolutionary Dynamics

Understand the evolutionary processes of industrials sectors using a genealogical perspective.

http://recanati.tau.ac.il/Eng/_Uploads/316WP_5-2007_Ellis.pdf

 

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES: School Records,

Genealogical Resources & History Links

http://www.academic-genealogy.com/schoolscollegesuniversities.htm#Records

 

 
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Kneeling on the medal stand

Pardon this brief departure from the genea-games, but I need to rant a little.  Men’s gymnastics has always been about power, but women’s gymnastics has been about style, grace, and skill, at least until this olympics.  I never thought I would see the day when a gymnast who fell to her knees on landing would qualify for a medal.  But the current scoring scheme, which was of course supposed to correct the problems associated with the old “perfect 10″ scheme has also fallen far short of sticking the landing.  Of course we already knew there was no such thing as justice in the gymnastics world after the last olympics.  So China’s Cheng Fei got up off of her knees to accept the bronze medal, knocking Alicia Sacramone off of the medal stand in spite of the fact that she had performed to good vaults with a hop on the landings.  Those hops which were deadly under the old scoring system were routine at this olympics.  I think it only fitting the Cheng Fei should have to accept her medal on her knees.

 
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