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1. Bioethics and the New Embryology: Springboards 
for Debate, has just been published. Written by 
Scott Gilbert, Anna Tyler, and Emily Zackin, this 
book discusses stem cell research, when human 
life begins, cloning, sex selection, assisted 
reproduction, normalcy, genetic engineering, 
genetic determinism, and animal care. 

2. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press has 
published a new book edited by Jan Witkowski. The 
Inside Story: DNA to RNA to Protein is a 
collection of history articles which first 
appeared in the Elsevier journal Trends in 
Biochemical Sciences. Authors include scientists 
who carried out the research (for example Jean 
Brachet, Marshall NIrenberg and Ed Southern) and 
historians of science (Including Richard Burian, 
Larry Holmes, Bob Olby and Hans-Jorg 

3. Call for papers: The International Society for 
the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) will 
hold its sixth international congress in Paris, 
France, in cooperation with the Société de 
Philosophie des Sciences (SPS). Dates: June 
14-18, 2006 Location: École normale supérieure, 
Paris.  Proposals may be submitted in English or 
French and must reach the Program Committee by 
December 15, 2005 at the latest. 

4. Charles H. Smith reports that he has just 
finished making operational a new website 
entitled "Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and 
Chrono-Biographical Sketches" which provides 
about 250 profiles of leading naturalists of the 

5. Call for posters/workshop suggestions: First 
Symposium on Philosophy, History, and Methodology 
of E.R.R.O.R. (Experimental Reasoning, 
Reliability, Objectivity & Rationality: 
Induction, Statistics, & Modeling), to be held at 
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia June 2-5, 
2006. The Program Committee will begin reviewing 
submissions: November 30, 2005; final date to 
receive submissions: January 6, 2006. 

6. Unruly Complexity: Ecology, Interpretation, 
Engagement, by Peter J. Taylor, has now appeared 
from the University of Chicago Press.  It 
addresses the the unruliness of complexity 
through case studies that move from theoretical 
ecology and socio-environmental studies to 
history and sociology of science to environmental 

7. The University of Oklahoma invites nominations 
and applications for a faculty position at the 
rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) in the 
Department of the History of Science.  Starting 
date is August 16, 2006. They seek candidates 
whose scholarship addresses the modern history of 
science, technology or medicine outside North 
America, with a preference for applicants with 
teaching and research expertise that includes the 
eighteenth and/or nineteenth centuries. Review of 
applications will begin October 15, 2005 with 
preliminary interviews at the History of Science 
Society meeting in Minneapolis. 

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