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"Roberta L. Millstein" <[log in to unmask]>
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Intl Soc for the Hist Phil and Soc St of Biol <[log in to unmask]>
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Dear Ish members,

It seems we have many Society-related issues to discuss recently.  To 
facilitate those discussions, I have created some new electronic 
bulletin boards (aka "forums") on the Ish website.  Three of the new 
bulletin boards are tied to issues falling under the purview of 
specific committees, namely, the Education Commmittee, the Off-Year 
Workshop Committee, and the Publications Committee.

Why these three?  The Education Bulletin Board can be the place where 
we discuss issues raised towards the end of the last Business 
Meeting, namely, whether ISHPSSB should make statements on 
controversial issues and whether ISHPSSB should make a statement on 
Intelligent Design (ID) in particular, as well as what the procedure 
for developing such statements might be.  The Off-Year Workshop 
Bulletin Board can facilitate discussions begun in Exeter concerning 
various proposals for off-year workshops for Summer 2008.  And the 
Publications Bulletin Board can help us continue our conversations 
about whether the Society ought to have its own journal (in print or 
online) and how it might foster other forms of online collaborative 

Let me emphasize that you need not be a member of a particular 
committee in order to participate in these discussions; all Ish 
members are encouraged to join in.  I can create bulletin boards for 
other committee-related issues if there seems to be a need.  In the 
meantime, I have also created a General Discussion Bulletin Board for 
other issues.  The Student Bulletin Board, for grad student-related 
issues, remains in place.

The bulletin boards can be found at:


In order to reduce spam (yes, people do try to spam our bulletin 
boards!) the creation of a login account is required.  If you have 
already created a login account for any of the pre-conference 
bulletin boards, you should be able to use the same account.  Please 
let me know if you encounter any difficulties with the bulletin 

I hope that you find these bulletin boards to be a productive means 
of communication.  Let the discussions begin!

Roberta Millstein
ISHPSSB Listserv/Discussion Board Moderator
ISHPSSB Secretary

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