In April 2018, Janella Baxter delivered a lecture, "Is CRISPR-Cas9 Really Revolutionary?" at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Ken Waters delivers the keynote lecture at the Final Conference of the ERC Project: A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology
In March, 2018, Ken Waters delivered the keynote address at the Final Conference of the ERC Project: A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology. His talk was titled, "Ask Not 'What is an Individual?'" Participants learned what question they ought to ask instead.
Alan Love and Bill Wimsatt participate in the 36th Altenberg Workshop in Theoretical Biology in Vienna
In March, 2018, core-team members Alan Love and Bill Wimsatt traveled to Vienna for the 36th Altenberg Workshop in Theoretical Biology (hosted by the Konrad Lorenz Institute). The theme of the workshop was "Hierarchy and Levels of Organization in the Biological Sciences." Love's talk was titled "Manipulating levels of organization: Hierarchy and Levels of Organization in the Biological Sciences." Not to be outdone, Wimsatt entitled his talk "Heuristics, and Robustness in Cultural Evolution: Finding Partial Organization in Causal Thickets."
Mark Ereshefsky gives a talk on "Biology and Human Nature" at the Aperion Society for Philosophy meeting
Mark Ereshefsky delivered a talk, "Biology and Human Nature," at the meeting of the Aperion Society for Philosophy, March, 2018.
Alan Love delivers a lecture on "Scientific Metaphysics, Fundamentality, and Varieties of Pluralism" at the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting
Alan Love was an invited symposium participant ("Pluralism in Logic, Science and Metaphysics") at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division in Chicago, IL (Februrary, 2018). He delivered a paper entitled "Scientific Metaphysics, Fundamentality, and Varieties of Pluralism." An earlier version of this paper was given at Indiana University, as part of their HPS/Philosophy Colloquium Series in January, 2018.
In February, 2018, Max Dresow delivered a commentary on the paper "Stranger in a Strange Land: An optimal environment account of evolutionary mismatch," at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association Central Division, in Chicago, IL. The paper was authored by University of California Davis graduate student, and friend of the project, Rick Morris.
Lauren Ross was invited to deliver two talks at Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (Bordeaux, France) in January 2018. The first was titled: "Causal Concepts in Biology: How Pathways Differ From Mechanisms and Why it Matters." The second was titled: "The Doctrine of Specific Etiology."
Lauren Ross delivers a talk: "The Doctrine of Specific Etiology: The Influence of Germ Theory on Modern Medicine" for the Medical Humanities Series at Cal Irvine
In January 2018, project member Lauren Ross delivered a talk, "The Doctrine of Specific Etiology: The Influence of Germ Theory on Modern Medicine" for the Medical Humanities Series at the University of California, Irvine.
C. Kenneth Waters
Department of Philosophy, Univerisity of Calgary
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 7:30pm
The Scandanavian Centre, 739-20th Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2M1E2, Canada
In December 2017, Katherine Liu presented "Investigating the Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Metastasis" at the International Society for Evolution, Ecology, and Cancer Conference in Tempe AZ.