Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Darwin on Outlines

"I first make the rudest outline in two or three pages, and then a larger one in several pages, a few words or one word standing for a whole discussion or series of facts. Each one of these headings is again enlarged and often transferred before I begin to write in extenso."[1]

1. see also The Method of Darwin's Notebooks, Darwin's Notebooks on the Internet, Darwin on collecting Notes.

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