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****Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Evolutionary Psychology
Paul Sheldon Davies, William and Mary "The Role of Evolutionary Theory in the
Study of the Mind"
William A. Rottschaefer, Department of Philosophy, Lewis and Clark College,
Portland, OR 97219, "The Biology and Psychology of Moral Agency"
Sherrie Lyons, Daemen College, "Science or Pseudo Science:  Phrenology as a
Cautionary Tale for Evolutionary Psychology"

Emergent Biology
Session One:  Models, Metaphors and Methods I
1.  John Collier, Department of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, "Neither
Nature nor Nurture"
2.  Mishtu Banerjee, Scientificals Consulting, "A Dynamical Systems Approach to
Phylogenetic Systematics"
3.  Kathleen A. Robson, Robson Botanical Consultants, "Exploring the Emergence
of Levels of Organization Through Time Within and Among Three Plant Species
(Balsamorhiza, Asteraceae)"

Sessions in Honor of Frederick B. Churchill
Session one:  Sex and Passion in the Private Worlds of Biology
Chair:  Ronald Rainger, Texas Tech University
1.  Ronald Rainger, "Introduction"
2.  Anne Mylott, "Sex and the Single Pollen Cell"
3.  Judy Johns Schloegel, "Sex and the Ciliate:  Private Life and Social
Behavior in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Microscopic Culture"
4.  Jane Maienschein, "In Defense of Organisms"

Nonequilibrium Models in Ecology:  A New Paradigm?
Session One:
1.  Sergio Sismondo, University of Guelph, "Shifting Equilibria in Island
Biogeography"
2.  Greg Mikkelson, University of Chicago, "Equilibrium Modeling:  Is there an
alternative?"
3.  Greg Cooper, Duke University, "On the Inevitability of a Balance in Nature"

Models in Biotechnology Risk Assessment:  Limits and Potentials
Chair:  Philip Regal
1.  Barbara Weber, Institute for Applied Ecology, Freiburg, Germany, "What
Transposable Elements May Teach Us about Models for Risk Assessment of
Transgenic Plants"
2.  Mathias Gutmann, European Academy for Technology Assessment, Bad
Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, "Towards A Constructional Theory of Modeling:  The
Methodological Role of Models in Biology"
3.  Ad van Dommelen, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, "Useful
Models for Biosafety Assessment:  Are We Asking the Right Questions?"

Evolutionary Naturalism and the Challenge of Cognitive Development and Sociality
Chair:  William Wimsatt, University of Chicago
1.  Werner Callebaut, Universiteit Maastricht, Konrad Lorenz Institut fuer
Evolutions–und Kognitionsforschung
2.  Karola Stotz, Universiteit Gent, Konrad Lorenz Institut fuer Evolutions–und
Kognitionsforschung
Commentators:  Peter Godfrey-Smith, Stanford; and Johan Braeckman, Ghent

Species as Individuals
Session One
Scott Merlino, University of California, Davis, "Are Biological Species
Individuals?"
Jack Wilson, Washington & Lee University, "A Philosophical Note on the Mushroom
that Ate Michigan"

****Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tools for Bridging Biology and Psychology
1.  Tyler Volk, New York University, "Biological Binaries As Foundations for
Mental Binaries in Human Thought and Culture"
2.  Connie Barlow, "The arrow and the cycle in evolutionary biology and
geophysiology"

Emergent Biology
Session Two:  Models, Metaphors and Methods II
4.  Daniel R. Brooks, Center for Comparative Biology & Biodiversity, University
of Toronto, "The Origin of Darwin's Necessary Misfit"
5.  Brian R. Moore and Daniel R. Brooks, Center for Comparative Biology &
Biodiversity, University of Toronto, "Externalist and Internalist Perspectives
on Patterns of Ecological  Diversification"
6.  Koichiro Matsuno, BioEngineering, Nagaoka University of Technology,
"Information From Force?"

Sessions in Honor of Frederick B. Churchill
Session Two   Methods and Traditions in the Struggle for a New Biology
Chair:  Jane Maienschein, Arizona State University
5.  Nick Hopwood, "Modeling in Late Nineteenth-Century Embryology"
6.  Marsha Richmond, "Revolt from Recapitulation:  Adam Sedgwick and the
Cambridge School of Zoology"
7.  Jonathan Harwood, "The Transformation of Biology as a Political Process"
8.  Jane Maienschein, Discussion

Social and Cultural Studies of Biotechnology
1.  Joao Arriscado Nunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal, "Shifting Scales,
Articulating Cancer:  Towards of Cartography of Oncobiological Research"
2.  Alan Stockdale, Stanford University, "Cures for Children with Nasty
Diseases:  The Promotion of Gene Therapy Research in the United States"
3.  Ruth McNally, Brunel University, "The DNA Database in the UK:  The First Two
Years"
4.  Kathleen Jordan, Boston University, "Procedural Flexibility:  PCR in Basic
Research and Diagnostics"

Nonequilibrium Models in Ecology:  A New Paradigm?
Session Two
4.  Kim Cuddington, University of Guelph, "Support for Non-Equilibrium
Approaches to Ecological Theory Provided By the Equilibrium Paradigm"
5.  David Castle, Department of Philosophy, University of Guelph, "Implications
of non-equilibrium models for conservation biology"

Sociobiology and Social Organization
Osamu Sakura, Yokohama National University, "Comparative Study of the Reception
of Sociobiology:  A Pilot Study and Framework"
Ivan Chase, State University of New York at Stony Brook, "Searching for
Principles of Social Organization in Simple Societies"

Species as Individuals
Session Two
Maurizio Salvi, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, "Plasticity and
Coherence in Living Beings:  Organism As Organic Unity"
Moira Howes, University of Western Ontario, "Immunology and the Entity View of
the Self"

****Saturday, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Natural Kinds
Session One:  Natural Kinds and Ethics
1.  Brian C. Goodwin, "Morphogenetic Fields and Natural Kinds"
2.  Henk Verhoog, Leiden University "Natural Kinds, Essentialism and Ethics"
Commentator:  Sabine Brauckmann

Emergent Biology
Session Three:  Theory and Metaphysics
7.  Kevin G. Kirby, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, "Life
Outside the System:  Exaptability As A Foundation for Natural Information
Processing"
8.  S.N. Salthe, Natural Systems, "Evolutionary Improvement By Natural Selection
As Problematic in Complex Systems"
9.  Jack Maze, Department of Botany and Rare Plant Consortium, University of
British Columbia, "Studies in Biological Emergence"
10.  Jesper Hoffmeyer, "Semiotic Materialism and Autonomous Agents"

Sessions in Honor of Frederick B. Churchill
Session Three :  Evolution, Ethics, and the Social Worlds of Biology
Chair:  Judy Johns Schloegel, Indiana University
9.  Alice Dreger, "Casting a Fine Net, or, Darwin's and Churchill's Problems
with Case Studies"
10.  Paul Farber, "Evolution and Ethics:  The French Connection"
11.  John Beatty, "A Framework for the History of Evolutionary Thought"
12.  Lynn Nyhart, "Living Environments at Work:  Ecology and the Social Worlds
of  Karl Moebius"

Behavioral Genetics:  Historical, Methodological, and Social Issues
Session One
1.  Edward Manier, Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values, University
of Notre Dame "The Dogs of Bar Harbor and the MacArthur Longitudinal Twin Study"
2.  Kenneth F. Schaffner, George Washington University, "Methodological
Assumptions Underlying Reports of Genes for  Novelty Seeking and Anxiety:  An
Assessment and Critique"

Practices and Protocols
1.  Elihu Gerson, Tremont Research Institute, and James Griesemer, Univ. of
California, Davis, "Habits Which Alienate the Affections:  Protocols and the
Organization of Research"
2.  Michael Lynch and Ruth McNally, "Scientific Protocols and Chains of Custody:
The Unnatural History of A Sample"
3.  Jane Camerini, University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Novelty and Convention in
Biological Mapping"

Models Systems
Session One
Robert Skipper Jr., University of Maryland, College Park, "Explanatory Models of
Natural Selection"
Eduardo Wilner, Department of Philosophy, University of Guelph, "Experimental
Claims about Nature:  Artificial Selection Versus Group Selection"
Kevin Lattery, University of Minnesota, "Developing and Describing Empirical
Regularities in a Diverse Biological World"

Semiotics
Jon Umerez, University of the Basque Country, "Evolution and Development of
Primitive Semantic Functions in Biological Systems"
Anders F. Jensen, Roskilde University, Denmark, "The Contemporary History of
Biosemiotics"
Tuomo J ms , University of Joensuu, Finland, "Semiotic Awareness"

****Saturday, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Natural Kinds
Session Two:  Natural Kinds and Biology
3.  Gunther J. Eble, The University of Chicago, "Natural Kinds and History in
Biology"
4.  D. J. Kornet, Leiden University, "Things, Kinds and Categories:  Biology and
Natural Kinds"
5.  Guenter P. Wagner, Department of Biology. Yale University, "Natural Kinds
and the Design of Complex Organisms"
Commentator:  Paul Griffiths

Emergent Biology
Session Four
Round Table Discussion:  Lloyd Demetrius, Rod Swenson, Bruce Weber, Gertrudis
Van de Vijver and Mark Bedau

Sessions in Honor of Frederick B. Churchill
Session Four   Public Worlds in Biology and the History of Biology
Chair:  Marsha Richmond, Wayne State University
13.  Karen Rader, "The History of Biology Before, During, and After (Fred)
Churchill:  Some Historiographic Reflections and Speculations"
14.  Ronald Rainger, "Harald Sverdrup, the Scripps Institution, and the Multiple
Worlds of Oceanography"
15.  Timothy Lenoir, "Nuclear Spinoffs:  The Manhattan Project for Medicine"
16.  Lyndsay Farrall, "Will the History of Biology Play a role in the High
School Curriculum of the 21st Century?"

Behavioral Genetics:  Historical, Methodological, and Social Issues
Session Two
3.  Garland Allen, Washington University at St. Louis, "What's Wrong With 'The
Gene for ..... (Fill in your favorite behavior)?'"
4.  Wim J. van der Steen, Free University, The Netherlands, "Biology in
Psychiatry:  Fostering Modesty"

Species:  Plurality and Essence
Chair:  Rob Wilson
1.  David Hull:  "Of the Plurality of Species"
2.  Paul Griffiths:  "Squaring the Circle:  Natural Kinds with Historical
Essences"

Model Systems
Carla Fehr, Duke University, "The Role of Domain Partitioning in Explaining the
Evolution of Sexual  Reproduction"
Rachel Ankeny, University of Pittsburgh, "Changing Fads, Shifting Models:  The
Evolution of C. elegans as a So-Called 'Model Organism'"

Evolutionary Epistemology
Olaf Diettrich, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition,
"Co-Evolution of the Organic and Cognitive Phenotype"

****Saturday Evening

Barbeque Reception

****Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Policy-Relevant Ecology:  Modeling the Socio-Natural Order
Session One
Chair:  Andrew Samuel, Lancaster University
1.  Julia Garritt, Lancaster University, "The Role of Ecology in Implementing
the Convention on Biological  Diversity in the UK"
2.  Les Levidow, Open University, "Biosafety Claims:  Modeling the Socio-Natural
Order"
3.  Yrji Haila, University of Tampere, Finland, "The Contrasting Faces of
Biodiversity Discourse"
Discussant:  Paolo Palladino

The Organism in History, Philosophy, and Biology
Session One
Robert Brandon, Duke University, "Using Organisms to Answer Our Questions vs.
Letting Organisms Pose Our Questions,"
Gerry Geison, Princeton University; and Manfred D. Laubichler, Princeton
University and Yale University, "Organisms in Context"
Manfred D. Laubichler, Princeton University and Yale University; and Gunter P.
Wagner, Yale University, "Is There an Organism in this Room?"
Commentators:  Ken Schaffner, George Washington University; Jane Maienschein,
Arizona State University; Alan Kohn, University of Washington (?)

Evolutionary Narratives: Lessons From History And Future Prospects (A
self-organizing, open discussion session)
        Part I. The Evolutionary Epic, Past And Future.

Lead discussants: Connie Barlow, Brian Goodwin, Stanley Salthe, Tyler Volk

Systems Theory
Helga Zangerl-Weisz, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Continuing
Education, of the Universities of Innsbruck, Klagenfurt and Vienna, "Society's
Metabolism and Colonization of Nature:  A Systems Theory Approach to
Conceptualize Environmental Problems"
Debora Hammond, University of California at Berkeley, "The Use of Biological
Metaphor in the Behavioral Sciences:  Society as Organism, Ecosystem, or
Irreducible Emergent"

Neuronal Selection
Bernard Feltz, Centre de philosophie des sciences, Universite Catholique de
Louvain "Philosophical implications of the Theory of Neuronal Group Selection,"
Tom Dedeurwaerdere, Université Catholique de Louvain, "Neural Networks and
Natural Selection"

****Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Policy-Relevant Ecology:  Modeling the Socio-Natural Order
Session Two
Chair:  Julia Garritt, Lancaster University
4.  Dr. Peter B. Sloep, Open Universiteit, Nederland, "Policy-Relevant Ecology:
Modeling the Socio-Natural Order"
5.  Jan Sapp, York University, "What is Nature? The Crown-ofthorns and Coral
Reefs"
Discussant:  Andrew Samuel, Lancaster University

The Organism in History, Philosophy, and Biology
Session Two
Robert Brandon, Duke University, "Using Organisms to Answer Our Questions vs.
Letting Organisms Pose Our Questions,"
Gerry Geison, Princeton University; and Manfred D. Laubichler, Princeton
University and Yale University, "Organisms in Context"
Manfred D. Laubichler, Princeton University and Yale University; and Gunter P.
Wagner, Yale University, "Is There an Organism in this Room?"
Commentators:  Ken Schaffner, George Washington University; Jane Maienschein,
Arizona State University; Alan Kohn, University of Washington (?)

Evolutionary Narratives: Lessons From History And Future Prospects (A
self-organizing, open discussion session)
        Part II.  Changing Metaphors.
        Part III. Evolution Of The Biosphere.

Lead discussants: Connie Barlow, Brian Goodwin, Stanley Salthe, Tyler Volk

Phylogenetics
Organizer:  Michael T. Ghiselin
Chair:  Elihu Gerson
1.  Mikael Harlin, California Academy of Sciences, "The Role of the Character in
Phylogenetic Systematics, Or, Toward Giving Priority to the Tree"
2.  Michael T. Ghiselin, California Academy of Sciences, "From How-Possibly to
How-Actually Scenarios"

The Popularization of Biology:  Three Case Studies
1.  John Jungck, Beloit College, "How Popularization Affects Research Agendas"
2.  Maura C. Flannery, St. John's University, "Homer Smith and the
Popularization of Biology Through Philosophy"
3.  Robert Hendrick, St. John's University, "The Historian as Biologist:  Jules
Michelet's Natural Histories"

Disease
Bernardino Fantini, University of Geneva, "Diseases Going Molecular"
Robert I. Krasner, Providence College, "New and Emerging Infections:  A Problem
of a Changing Society"

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