****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"