(urth) TSH: Rip van Winkle and John Duns Scotus

Roy C. Lackey rclackey at stic.net
Tue May 4 10:57:24 PDT 2010

Andrew quoted and wrote:
> On Tue, May 4, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Stephen Hoy <stephenhoy at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Half-baked thoughts, thought I'd share them in case someone finds
> > useful thereby.
> >
> > The philosopher/theologian John Duns Scotus is found by lining up three
> > iterations of the Zwart Black line,
> > - Ieuian, a representation of John in Welsh, which matches his brother
> > Emlyn's Welsh name.
> > - the two Dunns, Baxter and George
> > - Alexander Skotus (presumably an alias used by Zwart)
> >
> > Nice!
> It reminds me that Bax describes himself to Martha as being of Scots
> descent. He also says that the name "Dunn" comes from a town there (I
> think). Wikipedia says that Duns Scotus was named after Duns in Scotland
> I guess his name is really "John of Duns in Scotland").

That may be, but the surname Dunn came to Bax and George by way of adoption
(17). I don't see how the surname is or can be related to the Zwart Black
line. Martha said she was a Scot, but her original surname of Murrey is
closer, in terms of color, to Black than Dunn.


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