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Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday, July 11, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Evolution, God, and Truth

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Eric Rogers - Crossing the Milvian Bridge: Plantinga, Evolutionary Success, and 'True Belief'
Florida State University
Adam Shapiro - William Paley's Advice to the Evlutionary Theist
University of Wisconsin Madison
Tudor Baetu - How Contingent Is Evolution? Mechanistic Constraints on Evolutionary Outcomes
University of Maryland

Themes = Evo-Devo, Civic Engagement, Education
Keywords = Development, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Evolutionary Theory, Behavior, David Hull, Cultural Evolution, Ecology, 19th Century, Late 20th Century,
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities, Department of Anthropology, College of Humanities

Ecological Concepts and the Biological Hierarchy

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
Diego Méndez - Emergence of the Vegetation Continuum Concept in Ecology as a Type of Aufhebung
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Christopher Lean - The Ecological Species Concept Should Be More Than a Citation
University of Utah
John Collier - Two Notions of Biological Hierarchy
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Keywords = Systematics, David Hull, Leigh van Valen, Ecology, Development
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities

Selection, Groups, and Variation

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
John Basl - Ecosystem Selection and the Trait-Group Framework
University of Wisconsin Madison
Christopher Dimond - Multilevel Selection and an Expansion of the Phenotypic Gambit
Arizona State University
Bjöorn Brunnander - Selection and Variation
Stockholm University

Keywords = Ecology, Evolutionary Theory, Population Genetics, Behavior, Genetics
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities

Pragmatism & Biology: An Exchange of Ideas

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
Trevor Pearce - The Dialectical Biologist, circa 1890: Dewey and the Oxford Hegelians
University of Western Ontario
David Depew - How to Read Dewey's 'The Influence of Darwinism on Philosophy'
University of Iowa
Judy Johns Schloegel - Pragmatism and American Biology: The Case of Herbert Spencer Jennings, 1890-1925
Independent Scholar
Organizer: Trevor Pearce

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, pre-20th Century, Early 20th Century
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

What Use is Human Nature? Part I

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Maria Kronfeldner - What Use was Human Nature?
Bielefeld University
Richard Samuels - Do Human Beings Have a Nature?
Ohio State University
Paul Griffiths - If Human Nature does not Constrain Human Possibilities, Why?
University of Sydney
Organizers: Karola Stotz and Paul Griffiths

Keywords = Development, Cultural Evolution, Human Nature, Developmental Plasticity, Human Evolution, Developmental Systems, Human Diversity
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities, Brain Institute, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Asia Center, Latin American Studis

Monday, July 11, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Imaging Techniques in Medicine & the Life Sciences

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Nola Semczyszyn - Visual Representation and Expert Vision: Problems and Politics in the Interpretation of Obstetric Aonograms
Franklin and Marshall
Laura Perini - Image Interpretation: Bridging the Gap from Raw Data to Evidential Representation
Pomona College
Megan Delehanty - Medical Imaging: What Kind of Experiment?
University of Calgary
Organizer: Laura Perini

Sponsors = Brain Institute, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities

Darwin's Casino: Chanciness in Evolutionary Theory

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Emigration Canyon (HSEB 2958)
Marshall Abrams - Distinguishable Causal Factors - Not Processes, Not Independently Manipulable
University of Alabama Birmingham
Charles Pence - Chance in Evolution: A Reassessment
University of Notre Dame
Christopher French - Drifting Notions of Stochasticity in Evolutionary Biology
University of British Columbia

Themes = Genetic Testing
Keywords = Population Genetics, Evolutionary Theory, Genomics, Chance and Stochasticity

Conceptual and Epistemic Issues in Ecology

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
Robert Hudson - Introducing the Term 'Ecosystem'
University of Saskatchewan
William Bausman - Philosophical Interest in the Neutral Model of Ecology
University of Minnesota
Michael Goldsby - Levins Got it Backwards
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Keywords = Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Population Genetics, Ecology
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities

Visions of Tropical Diversity

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
William Kimler - Narratives and Visual Representations in a Persistent Vision of Tropical Abundance
North Carolina State University
David Steffes - Understanding Natural Diversity through the Tropics: Darwin and the 'Biodiversity' Movement of the 1970s/80s
Arizona State University
Matthew Chew - The Last Nineteenth Century Naturalist: Charles Elton's Visits to the American Tropics
Arizona State University
Organizer: William Kimler

Themes = Sustainability, Policy
Keywords = Ecology, 19th Century, Early 20th Century
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, College of Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, Latin American Studies, Asia Center, Utah Museum of Natural History

Evolving Populations

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
Mathieu Charbonneau - Individuals, Populations, and the Extension of Darwinism
Universite de Montreal
Peter Godfrey-Smith - Selection, Individuality, and the Alternation of Generations
Harvard University
John Matthewson - α
Australian National University

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Cultural Evolution, Organismal, David Hull

What Use is Human Nature? Part II

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Karola Stotz - What are the Implications of a Human Nature Based on Developmental Plasticity for Human Health and Disease?
University of Sydney
Kristen Hawkes - Life History Comparisons and Human Evolution
University of Utah
Edouard Machery - Virtues of the Nomological Notion of Human Nature
University of Pittsburgh
Organizers: Karola Stotz and Paul Griffiths

Keywords = Development, Cultural Evolution, Human Nature, David Hull, Developmental Plasticity, Developmental Systems, Innateness, Niche Construction, Universality
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Brain Institute, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology

Roundtable: Debating Entwickelungsgeschichte I - Disputed Interpretations

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Neffs Canyon (HSEB 1700)
Sabine Brauckmann
Estonian Institute of Humanities
Lynn K. Nyhart
University of Wisconsin, Madison
John M. Opitz
University of Utah
Robert J. Richards
University of Chicago
Jeffrey H. Schwartz
University of Pittsburgh
Organizer: Sabine Brauckmann

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = pre-20th Century, Early 20th Century, Development, Evolutionary Theory, Genetics
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Conceptualizing Evolvability

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: King's Peak (Medical School classroom A)
Rachael Brown - What Evolvability Really Is - A Probabilistic Analysis
Australian National University & Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition
Brett Calcott - Tinkering Revised: Evo-Devo as Diachronic Engineering
Australian National University
Anya Plutynski - Commentary
University of Utah
Organizer: Anya Plutynski

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Development, Evolutionary Theory, Late 20th Century
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities

Managing Uncertainties and Constructing Concepts in Medicine

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Grandeur Peak (Medical School classroom B)
Michelle De Stefano - The Differing Constructs of a Disease
George Mason University
Sean Valles - Navigating the Epistemic Challenges to Personalized Genomic Medicine
Michigan State University
Judith Friedman - Stories of Continuity and Change: Counselling at Risk Families Throughout the 20th Century
National Institutes of Health

Themes = Genetic Testing
Keywords = Microbial, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Genomics
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Theoretical Issues in the History and Philosophy of Developmental Biology

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Ensign Peak (Medical School classroom C)
Elizabeth O'Neill - Homeostasis and Homeorhesis: Waddington's Distinction between Stabilized States and Stabilized Trajectories
University of Pittsburgh
Francisco Güell - Towards a Zubirian Model of Organismic Development
Institute de Cultura y Sociedad
Universidad de Navarra
Fabrizzio McManus - Can Development be Explained Mechanistically?
Faculty of Sciences, UNAM

Themes = Evo-Devo, Genetic Testing
Keywords = Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Genetics, Evolutionary Theory, Development, Genomics, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Latin American Studies

Evo-Devo, Phylogenetics, and Conceptual Change in Evolutionary Biology

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Deseret Peak (Medical School classroom D)
Miles MacLeod - Homology Concepts as Kind Concepts: The Epistemic Dimension of Homology Concepts and Their Disputes
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research
Lindsay Craig - The Developmental Synthesis in Evolutionary Biology: Reconciliation and Explanation
University of Idaho
Francis Cartieri - The Specter of Lamarck: Is There Reason to Fear?
University of Cininnati

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Development, Evolutionary Theory, Genetics, Scientific Revolution, Cultural Evolution
Sponsors = Environ Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, Department of Anthropology

Monday, July 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Groundbreaking Women: History and Historiography

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Christiane Groeben - ‘First Ladies’ at the Naples Zoological Station
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrm
Pnina Abir-Am - Women Biologists as a First Time Majority in a Nobel Prize (2009): Lessons from the History of Their Predecessor in UC-Berkeley’s Deptartment of Cell & Molecular Biology
Brandeis University
Nurit Kirsh - Elisabeth Goldschmidt A Tragedy or Success Story?
STS program, Bar Ilan University

Themes = Gender, Education
Keywords = Population Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Sponsors = Gender Studies, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Homology and the Explanation of Phenotypic Evolution

2 pm - 4 pm
Room:Emigration Canyon (HSEB 2958)
Kate MacCord - Mammalian Dentitions as a Case Study for Phenotypic Evolution: Integrating Complementary Epistemologies
Arizona State University
Taylor Murphy - What Homology Contributes to Understanding the Imagination
University of Alberta
Grant Ramsey - Can Homology Be Unified?
University of Notre Dame

Themes = Evo-Devo,
Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Development, Neurobiology, Organismal, Genetics, Population Genetics
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, Brain Institute, Utah Museum of Natural History

Evaluating Adaptationism(s) and Alternatives

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
Stephan Kopsieker - Extending Apaptationism
Bielefeld University
Elisabeth Lloyd - Adaptationism in Action
Indiana University
Roger Sansom - An Empirical Approach to the Form/Function/Adaptationism Issue
Texas A & M University
Valerie Racine - Evolutionary Explanations of Complex Adaptations
University of Western Ontario

Themes = Evo-Devo, Gender,
Keywords = Behavior, Evolutionary Theory, Development, Organismal
Sponsors = Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies, Utah Museum of Natural History

Heterogeneity and Evolution: Looking for the Organism Level

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
Francesca Merlin - Developmental Stochasticity: The Specific Heterogeneity of Individual Organisms
University Paris-Sorbonne
Eva Boon -No Rule to the Exception: The Role of Genetic Heterogeneity in Evolution
University of Montréal
Marta Bertolaso - Tumor Heterogeneity: Insights from the Biology of Cancer on the Hierarchical Organization of Organisms
University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
Pierre-Alain Braillard - Heterogeneity in Development: More than Noise
Unversite Paris
Organizers: Francesca Merlin and Eva Boon

Keywords = Microbial, Genetics, Organismal, Evolutionary Theory, Development, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities

Understanding Organisms and Individuality: Organismality, Multicellularity and Major Transitions

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
Matt Herron - Multicellularity and Cellular Differentiation in the Volvocine Green Algae
University of Arizona
Lynn Nyhart - The Political Organism: The Circulation of Political, Economic, and Biological Analogies in the 1840s and 50s
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Scott Lidgard - Darwin on Individuality, Polymorphism, and ‘Modularity’ in a Colonial Animal
The Field Museum
Mark Borrello - Commentary
University of Minnesota
Organizers: Mark Borrello and Will Ratcliff

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Development, Organismal, Microbial 19th Century
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History

Biology's First Law: Authors Meet Critics

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Doug Erwin - ZFEL in Paleontological Perspective
Santa Fe Institute
Derek Turner - McShea and Brandon's Zero-Force Evolutionary Law (ZFEL) and the Distinction Between Passive and Driven Evolutionary Trends
Connecticut College
Lily Huang - Can Selection Be Background?
University of Texas South Western Medical Center
Dan McShea and Robert Brandon - Responses to Our Critics
Duke University
Organizer: Chris Haufe

Keywords = Population Genetics, Evolutionary Theory, Genomics

Roundtable: Debating Entwickelungsgeschichte II — Disputed Legacies

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Neffs Canyon (HSEB 1700)
Scott F. Gilbert
Swarthmore College
Alan Love
University of Minnesota
Jane M. Maienschien
Arizona State University
Marsha Richmond
Wayne State University
Ron Amundson
University of Hawaii, Hilo
Organizer: Scott F. Gilbert

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Development, Evolutionary Biology
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

How Eugenics Does Its Work

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: King's Peak (Medical School classroom A)
Megan Bertagnolli - Educating the Public: Photography, Mental Hygiene and the Visual Culture of Eugenics
Steeves Demazeux - The Politics of Eugenics in Light of the 1918 Statistical Manual
Rob Wilson - The Eugenic Mind
University of Alberta
Garland Allen - 'Culling the Herd:' Eugenics and the Conservation Movement in the United States, 1900-1940
Washington University, St. Louis
Organizer: Rob Wilson

Themes = Civic Engagement, Policy
Keywords = Early 20th Century
Sponsors = Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies, College of Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities

Hybrids, Populations, and Types: Was Race Rethought in the Mid-Twentieth Century?

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Grandeur Peak (Medical School classroom B)
Christine Manganaro - Amalgamation of a Different Color: Scientific and Popular Ideas about Biological Assimilation in Territorial Hawai‘i
Tracy Teslow - Rejecting Race, Embracing Man? Ruth Benedict, Gene Weltfish and ‘The Races of Mankind’
John P. Jackson, Jr. - Is Race Real? The postwar dispute between Sherwood Washburn and Ashley Montagu
Michelle Brattain - ‘Lottery of the Genes': The Popular Discourse of Genetics and Race in the Postwar US
Organizer: John P. Jackson, Jr.

Themes = Civic Engagement, Race
Keywords = Early 20th Century, Population Genetics, Genetics, Cultural Evolution
Sponsors = Asia Center, Latin American Studies, Utah Museum of Natural History, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology Gender Studies

Mormonism and Evolution

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Ensign Peak (Medical School classroom C)
James McLachlan - William H. Chamberlin and the 1911 Modernism Controversy
Duane Jeffery - LDS Owned Brigham Young University and Evolution: Progress in an Evolving Program
David H Bailey - Creationism and Intelligent Design: False Friends
Steven L. Peck - Mormonism's Current Experience with Creationism: Responses and Challenges
BYU
Organizer: Steven L. Peck

Themes = Civic Engagement, Education
Keywords = Early 20th Century, Religion and Science, Mormonism
Sponsors = Tanner Center for Humanities, College of Humanities

Niche Construction Theory: Challenges and Applications

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Deseret Peak (Medical School classroom D)
Peter Godfrey-Smith - Introduction
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Ayelet Shavit - Why is Niche Construction So Rarely Recorded, and What's Wrong with That?
Tel‐Hai Academic College
Emanuele Archetti - Overcoming the Organismic/Ecological Divide in Niche Construction Theory
University of Leeds
Ben Kerr - Evolutionary Effects of Niche Construction Feedback
University of Washington
Organizer: Emanuele Archetti

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Organismal, Ecology, Development, Niche Construction

Monday, July 11, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Officers' Club

Integrating History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology: David L. Hull's Contributions

4:30 pm - 6 pm
Room: Officer's Club
Jane Maienschein
Dick Burian
Chris Horvath
Bob Richards
Ed Wiley
Lisa Lloyd
Ana Barahona

Themes = Civic Engagement, Policy
Keywords = Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century David Hull
Sponsors = Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies, College of Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities

Monday, July 11, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Post Theater

Evening Plenary - Political Descent: The Evolution of Man and Society from Victorian England to a Post-War World

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Room: Post Theater
Piers J. Hale
Department of the History of Science
University of Oklahoma
Garland Allen - Introduction
Washington University, St. Louis

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Evolution and Ideology

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Michael Brady - The Forgotten History of Evolution in America
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Emilie Raymer - A Man of His Times: Thorstein Veblen and University of Chicago Evolutionists, 1891-1906
University of Chicago
Hyung Wook Park - Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Peter Brian Medawar, and the Construction of Immunological Tolerance
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Themes = Education, Evo-Devo, Policy
Keywords = 19th Century, Early 20th Century, Evolutionary Theory, Cultural Evolution, Behavior, Genetics
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Medical Ethics, Tanner Humanities Center, Utah Museum of Natural History, Gender Studies, Asia Center, College of Humanities

The Pluralism of Modeling in Biology: The Light and the Dark Side

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Emigration Canyon (HSEB 2958)
Stuart Glennan - Agent-based Models and Scientific Understanding
Butler University
Greg Cooper - The Explanatory Role of individual Based Models in Ecology
Washington and Lee University
Fridolin Gross - Dynamical Systems Thinking as an Alternative Heuristic for Molecular Biology?
IFOM-IEO Campus Milan
Organizer: Stuart Glennan

Themes = Race
Keywords = Ecology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Modeling, Pluralism, Mechanism

Norms for Representing Biological Diversity: Species, Hierarchies, and Museum Displays

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
Lucie Bittner - Use and Abuse of Monistic Philosophy and Concepts in View of Protistan Diversity Studies
CNRS Station Biologique de Roscoff
Richard Stephenson - A Defense of Rank Free Classification of Taxa in Paleontology
Univeristy of Utah
Lukas Rieppel - Exhibiting Prehistory at the American Museum of Natural History
Harvard University

Themes = Civic Engagement
Keywords = Systematics, Microbial, Genomics, Ecology, Early 20th Century, Organismal
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Biological Levers, Altruism, and Emotion

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
Gillian Barker - Altruism and Biological Leverage
University of Western Ontario
Michael D. Doan - Behavioral Interaction and the Emotions: Is 'Narrow' Evolutionary Psychology Enough?
Dalhousie University
O'Neal Buchanan - Embodied Emotions and Biological Leverage
University of Western Ontario
Organizer: O'Neal Buchanan

Themes = Evo-devo
Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Behavior, Cultural Evolution, Development
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Tanner Humanities Center, Brain Institute, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology

Human Kinds and Human Minds: Revisiting the Debate Over Race and IQ

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
Yuriditzi Pascacio Montijo - One Nature of Intelligence, or Many? A Proposal to Characterize the Different Natures of Human Intelligence
UNAM
Jonathan Kaplan - Race and Intelligence: Does Genomics Change Anything?
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University of Medicine
Matthew Kopec - Sesardic's 'Race': A Philosophical Destruction of a Non-Biological Concept
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Themes = Race, Policy, Education
Keywords = Genomics, Behavior, Population Genetics, Development
Sponsors = Medical Ethics, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Asia Center, Department of Anthropology, Latin American Studies

Experiments and Beyond: New Epistemological Perspectives in Biological Research

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Guido Caniglia - Listening to our Experiments: Darwin's Dilemmas, Lillie's Paradox and the Genetic Regulatory Architecture of Insect Societies
Arizona State University
Lijing Jiang - Seeing Experiments Differently: Viktor Hamburger and Rita Levi-Montalcini's Study of Neuron Development before 1950
Arizona State University
Marta Halina - Reconceptualizing Behavior through Experiments in Comparative Psychology
University of California, San Diego
Michel Morange - Commentary
Centre Cavaillès, Ecole normale supérieure
Chair: Sandra Mitchell
University of Pittsburgh, HPS
Organizer: Guido Caniglia

Keywords = Development, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neurobiology, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Behavior, Evolutionary Theory
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities Brain Institute

Chromosomes and Genes: Out from the shadow of DNA

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Neffs Canyon (HSEB 1700)
Maria Jesus Santesmases - Circulating Chromosomes: From Plants to Human Tumors
CSIC
Nathan Ha - Murray Barr and the Development of the Sex Chromatin Test
Princeton University
Andrew Hogan - Visualizing the 'Fragile X': Diagnostic Cytogenetics in the 1970s and 1980s
Organizers: Maria J. Santesmases and Edna Suarez

Themes = Genetic Testing, Race
Keywords = Genetics, Population Genetic, Circulation, Cold War
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Gender Studies, Tanner Humanities Center, Department of Anthropology, Latin American Studies, College of Humanities

Crossing Over: Exchanging Methods, Models, and Concepts in Biology and Medicine

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: King's Peak (Medical School classroom A)
Katherine Liu and Jason Scott Robert - Reconnecting Basic Research to Medicine via Angiogenesis Inhibitors
Arizona State
Jason Byron - Modeling Bacterial Evolution
University of Pittsburgh
Jan Baedke - 'Extended Synthesis' and Extended Methodology: The Limits of Interventionism in Epigenetics
Department of Philosophy, Ruhr-University-Bochum

Themes = Policy, Scientific Progress
Keywords = Development, Microbial, Evolutionary Theory, Epigenetics, Scientific Revolution, Causation, Intervention, Complex Systems
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History

The New Mechanism – Critical Perspectives

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Grandeur Peak (Medical School classroom B)
Laura Franklin-Hall - The Emperor's New Mechanisms
NYU
Arnon Levy - What's at Stake in the Mechanisms Debate?
The Van Leer Institute
Andrew Melnyk - From New Mechanistic Explanation to Good Old-Fashioned Reductionism
University of Missouri
Organizer: Arnon Levy

Keywords = Mechanisms, Causation, Causal Explanation, Reduction

Philosophy of Psychology Meets Philosophy of Biology

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Ensign Peak (Medical School classroom C)
Chris Zarpentine - Moral Psychology as Pastiche: Evolution, Computation, and Neuropsychology
Florida State
David Haury - Knowledge, Beliefs, Cognitions, and Acceptance of Evolution
Ohio State
Brian McLoone and Steven Orzack - Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Psychology: A Study in Contrasts
Fresh Pond Research Institute

Themes = Education
Keywords = Behavior, Neurobiology, Evolutionary Theory, Evolution
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Brain Institute

Tuesday, July 12, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Nothing in Common? Diverse Approaches to the Study of Diverse Aspects of Human Evolution

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Emily Schultz - Does Culture Evolve on its Own? Outlining an Alternative Anthropological Account of Processes of Natural-Cultural Stability and Change
Saint Cloud State University
Hisashi Nakao and Edouard Machery - The Evolution of Punishment
Kyoto University/Pittsburgh University
Sarah Roe - The Journey from Discovery to Scientific Change
University of California, Davis

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Cultural Evolution, Development, Ecology, Microbial, David Hull, Genomics, Scientific Revolution
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Asia Center

Reductionism and Complexity

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Emigration Canyon (HSEB 2958)
Lucas J Matthews - Psychopathy and Explanation of Complex Biological Systems
University of Utah
David Frank - Neuroeconomics, Reductionism, and Explanatory Extension: The Case of Utility
University of Texas at Austin
Fabian Lausen - Research Directives and Heuristic Reductionism
Bielefeld University

Keywords = Behavior, Neurobiology, Development, Reduction, Moleculuar and Cellular Biology, Genetics
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, Brain Institute, Department of Anthropology, College of Humanities

Individuals, Units of Selection, and Levels of Organization

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
Shijian Yang - Holobionts as Units of Natural Selection
University of Pennsylvania
Jon Umerez - Levels of Organization in Biological Systems A Conceptual Analysis
Universty of the Basque Country
Andrew Hamilton - From Types to Individuals: Hennig's Ontology and The Development of Phylogenetic Systematics
Arizona State University

Themes = Evo-devo
Keywords = Early 20th Century, Organismal, Microbial, Evolutionary Theory, David Hull, Phylogenetics, Individuality, Hennig, Systematics, Extinction, Ranking
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Latin American Studies

Reappraising the Prospects for the Gene after the First Decade of the 21st Century

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
Charbel Niño El-Hani - The Crisis of the Gene: Recent Developments
Federal University of Bahia
Laurence Perbal - Postgenomics and Postmodernity: The Case of the Gene
Université libre de Bruxelles
Tom Fogle - Commentary
Organizer: Charbel Niño El-Hani

Themes = Education, Evo-devo
Keywords = Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Genomics
Sponsors = Medical Ethics, Tanner Humanities Center, Latin American Studies

The Human Scope of Evo-Devo

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
Ron Amundson - Human Relations in Light of Evo-devo
University of Hawaii, Hilo
Eva Jablonka - Human Culture: An Epigenetic View
Tel-Aviv University
Jim Griesemer - Commentary
University of California, Davis
Organizer: Linnda Caporael

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Cultural Evolution, Evolutionary Theory, Development, Sociality
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Department of Anthropology

Between Archeology and Anatomy: Human Evolution Across Disciplines

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Nathalie Richard - Human Evolution According to Gabriel de Mortillet and John Lubbock (France, England c. 1860-1870)
Matthew Goodrum - Crafting a New Science: Defining Paleoanthropology and Its Relationship to Prehistoric Archeology (1860-1890)
Virginia Tech
Jesse Richmond - Discipline and Credibility in the Post-War Australopithecine Controversy
Union College
Organizer: Richard G. Delisle

Keywords = 19th Century, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Systematics, Evolutionary Theory, Cultural Evolution
Sponsors = Department of Anthropology, Environmental Humanities

Populations and Genes: Out from the Shadow of DNA

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Neffs Canyon (HSEB 1700)
Edna Suárez and Ana Barahona - Post-war and Post-revolution: Human Heredity in Mexico
UNAM
Angela N. H. Creager - Mutation in the Atomic Age
Princeton University
Lisa Gannett - Anthropology and the 'New Systematics'
Saint Mary's University
Organizer: Maria J. Santesmases and Edna Suarez

Themes = Genetic Testing, Race
Keywords = Genetics, Population Genetics, Circulation, Cold War
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Latin American Studies, Department of Anthropology

Why Bother? The Value of Applying HPS

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: King's Peak (Medical School classroom A)
Jessica Bolker - Introduction
University of New Hampshire
Melinda Fagan - Applied HPS and Stem Cell Research
Rice University
Chris Haufe - Structure and Funding of Science
University of Chicago
Organizer: Jessica Bolker

Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, College of Humanities

Normativity, Nativism, and Neo-Anti-Darwinism

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Grandeur Peak (Medical School classroom B)
Aron Vadakin - Evolution, Normativity, and Normative Judgment
Florida State University

Danielle Wylie - Moral Nativism and Modularity
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Rafael Ventura - Fodor's Neo-Anti-Darwinism
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Development
Sponsors = Tanner Humanatities Center, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Utah Museum of Natural History

Mentoring and Metaphor in the Development of Natural Selection

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Ensign Peak (Medical School classroom C)
Alistair Sponsel - Making a Man of Science: Lyell as a Personal Mentor to Darwin
Harvard University & the Darwin Correspondence Project
Jakub Novak - Alfred Russel Wallace and the Buttercup: The Aesthetic Experience of Nature as Part of Wallace's Intellectual Biography
Melissa Charenko - Responses to Darwin's Use of a Malthusian Metaphor in Canada
University of Toronto

Keywords = Early 19th Century, Late 19th Century, Evolutionary Theory
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Modeling Across Boundaries

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Deseret Peak (Medical School classroom D)
Joshua Smart - Beg, Borrow, Steal: Evolutionary Economics as Model Borrowing
University of Missouri
Erik Svetich - Modeling 'Spandrels'
Virginia Tech
Alistair Isaac - Circadian Rhythms and Mechanistic Modeling
University of Michigan

Themes = Genetic Testing
Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Late 20th Century, Spandrels, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Tuesday, July 12, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Varieties of French neo Lamarckism

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Laurent Loison - The Importance of Positivism in French neo-Lamarckism: The Case of Botanical Georgraphy, 1880-1900
Nantes University
Raf de Bont - Evolution in the Field: Lamarckian Ethology in France and Belgium, 1870-1940
K.U.Leuven
Snait B. Gissis - Lamarckism and Sociology: Early Durkheim (1885-1892) and French neo-Lamarckisms
Tel Aviv University
Jean Gayon - Commentary
IHPST
Organizers: Snait Gissis and Laurent Loison

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, 19th Century, Early 20th Century
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Biological Epistemology and Gender Theory

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Emigration Canyon (HSEB 2958)
Catherine Clune-Taylor - A Biological Critique of 'Disorder of Sex Development'
University of Alberta
Jocelyn Bosley - Sex, Laws, and the Founding of 'Biologie'
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Letitia Meynell - Cognitive Ethology as Ecofeminist Methodology
Dalhousie University
Laura Seger - The One-Dimensional Grandma: Gender Bias in Evolutionary Explanations of Menopause
Indiana University, Bloomington

Themes = Gender, Evo-devo
Keywords = Genetics, Development, Behavior, Neurobiology, 19th Century, Evolutionary Theory
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Brain Institute, Gender Studies, Utah Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology

Development and Environment

2 pm - 4 pm
Room:: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
David J. Depew and Bruce H Weber - Organisms, Environments, and the Limits of the Modern Synthesis
University of Iowa
Stuart A. Newman - Lamarck's Dangerous Idea
New York Medical College
Antonine Nicoglou - Towards a Theory of Development: Rethinking the Role of Environment
Sorbonne University
Arnaud Pocheville - Niche Construction, Extended Development, and Extended Inheritance
Organizer: Antonine Nicoglou

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Development, Ecology, Evolutionary Theory, Organismal

Race: Controversies and Misunderstandings

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
Eric Hoffman - Concepts of Race, Person and Human Species in the 'Genomics Age': Paradoxes, Category Mistakes and Cognitive Dissonance
Quayshawn Spencer - Why There is No Space for Race in Phylogenetics
University of San Fransisco
John P. Jackson - Commentary

Themes = Race, Civic Engagement, Genetic Testing
Keywords = Genomics, Late 20th Century, Cultural Evolution, Evolutionary Theory, Systematics, Population Genetics, Genetics
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Asia Center, Latin American Studies, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology

Multicellularity, Coloniality and Symbiosis: Organismality, Multicellularity and Major Transitions II

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
William C. Ratcliff - Experimental Evolution of Multicellularity
University of Minnesota
Ellen Clarke - A Solution to the Problem of Biological Individuality
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research
Mike Travisano
University of Minnesota
Organizers: William C. Ratcliff and Mark Borrello

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Organismal, Development, Microbial, David Hull
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History

Recent Challenges to Disciplinary Integration: Human Evolution Across Disciplines

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Jessica Mikels-Carrasco - Sherwood Washburn's New Physical Anthropology: Rejecting the 'Religion of Taxonomy'
Ian Tattersall (read by Jeffrey Schwartz) - Paleoanthropology and Evolutionary Theory
Jeffrey H. Schwartz - 'Molecular Systematics' and the Subversion of Paleoanthropology
University of Pittsburgh
Richard G. Delisle - Paleoanthropology's Vertical Integration of Disciplines: From Cladograms, to Phylogenenies, to Scenarios, and Well Beyond
University of Lethbridge
Organizer: Richard G. Delisle

Keywords = 19th Century, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Systematics, Evolutionary Theory, Cultural Evolution
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Department of Anthropology

Reconvening the 1998 Philosophy of Science Genetics-Development-Behavior Debate

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Neffs Canyon (HSEB 1700)
Kenneth F. Schaffner - Revisiting 'Genes, Behavior, and Developmental Emergentism'
University of Pittsburgh
Paul E. Griffiths - The Triumph of Development
University of Sydney
Erik Jorgensen - The Irreducibility of the Worm
University of Utah
William C. Wimsatt - Innateness Re-examined in Light of Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Organizer: James Tabery

Themes = Genetic Testing, Evo-Devo
Keywords = Genetics, Development, Genomics, Neurobiology, Behavior, Evolutionary Theory, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Sponsors = Brain Institute, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Gender Studies, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology

How to Apply HPS: Key Issues and Topics

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: King's Peak (Medical School classroom A)
Alan C. Love - Doing Biology More Philosophically?
University of Minnesota
Richard M. Burian - On Coping with Floods of Molecular and Functional Data
Virginia Tech
Ronald Jenner - Inference about the Past
The Natural History Museum, London
Laura Perini - (Re)Presenting Data: Style, Substance, and Medium as Message
Pomona College
Organizer: Jessica Bolker

Keywords = Molecular and Cellular Biology, Systematics
Sponsors = Brain Institute, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History

Roundtable: Biology Outside the Box

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Grandeur Peak (Medical School classroom B)
Manfred Laubichler - A Poet's Vision of Nature's Creativity: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Conception of Morphology and Georg Büchner's "third way" between Idealism and Empiricism
Arizona State University
Michel Morange - François Jacob: Tinkering with Weapons, Bacteriophages and Words
Centre Cavaillès, Ecole normale supérieure
Erika Lorraine Milam - The Naked Ape is All Wet: Elaine Morgan and the Aquatic Ape
University of Maryland
Luis Campos - Drew Endy: Out As In - The Case of Synthetic Biology
Drew University
Organizers: Michael Dietrich and Oren Harman

Keywords = 19th Century, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Evolutionary Theory, Genetics, Organismal, Development
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Perspectives on the Evolution of Mind and Behavior

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Ensign Peak (Medical School classroom C)
Wayne Christensen - A Systems Approach to the Evolution of Cognition
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition
Julio Munoz-Rubio - Evolutionary Psychology: Interdiscipline or Fragmentary Analyses of Human Mind?
UNAM
Sherrie Lyons - Human Nature and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Promise of Phrenology, Evolution and Neurobiology
Empire State College
Tomi Kokkonen - Psychological Innateness and Biology
University of Helsinki

Themes = Philosophy of Biology, Darwinian Theory, Interdisciplinary Studies, Critics of Reductionism.
Keywords = Behavior, Neurobiology, Evolutionary Theory, Evolutionary Psychology, Reductionism, Dialectics, Complexity, History, Genetics, 19th century
Sponsors = Brain Institute, Department of Anthropology, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Latin American Studies

Poster Session: Tuesday, July 12, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Officers' Club

The Poster Session is generously supported by the University of Utah Brain Institute. Their support was intrumental in helping us host ISHPSSB's first poster session.

Symbolic Cultural Evolution: Simulating Coherence in Cultural Evolution

Marshall Abrams
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Themes = Education, Evo-Devo, Policy
Keywords = Cultural Evolution, Behavior, Evolutionary Theory, Scientific Revolution
Sponsors = Asia Center, Environmental Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, Gender Studies, Department of Anthropology

The Biological Struggle against Anopheles and the Expansion of Gambusia in Spain: A Historical-Environmental Study about Health, Environmental Disaster and Repression in Spain in the First Third of the Twentieth Century

Frederico Alvim Carvalho and Jesús Raúl Navarro García
Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla

Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Environmental Humanities, Latin American Studies

An Organizational View of Biological Essences

Alba Amilburu
Departamento de Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia- EHU-UPV

Keywords = Systematics, Organismal, Late 20th Century

Simulation vs. Explanations in DST, Evo-Devo, and Medical Research

Nina Atanasova
University of Cincinnati

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Development, Organismal

Detachment and the Human Genome

Sylvia Blad
University of Amsterdam

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Development, Evolutionary Theory, Genomics, Cultural Evolution

Historical, Functional and Philosophical Conceptualizations of 'the gene' and Their Implications for Science Education

Chad Campbell
Ohio State University

Themes = Education
Keywords = Genetics

The Role of Cellularization in the Evolutionary Development of Hierarchy in the Kingdom Fungi

David Crawford
Department of Philosophy
Duke University

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Molecular and Cellular Biology, Evolutionary Theory, Development, Organismal, Ecology
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History

Online Biology Resources Provide Background Information for Science and Society Discussions

Dina Drits and Louisa A. Stark
Genetic Science Learning Center
University of Utah

Themes = Education, Genetic Testing
Keywords = Population Genetics, Genetics, Genomics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neurobiology, Ecology, Microbial, Evolutionary Theory
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History, Brain Institute

Mapping Linnaeus' Philosophia Botanica

Martin Earl
Indiana University

Themes = Education
Keywords = 18th Century, Systematics
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History

What are Ecological Communities?

Christopher Eliot
Hofstra University

Themes = Sustainability, Policy
Keywords = Ecology
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities

Teaching Environmental Ethics in the 21st Century

Susie Fisher
The Open University of Israel

Themes = Education, Sustainability
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities

The Stages of the Early Embryo: Towards a More Adequate Descriptive Framework

Francisco Güell
Institute de Cultura y Sociedad
Universidad de Navarra

Keywords = Development, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Organismal
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Department of Anthropology

Literature's Re-appropriation of Scientific Concepts: A Case Study with the Notion of Inheritance

Gabriela Guerrero
The University of Chicago

Themes = Race
Keywords = 19th Century, Early 20th Century
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center

Escalation and Heterogeneity

Benjamin Hardisty
University of Utah

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Ecology, Leigh Van Valen, Organismal
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History

Ecological Models of Cognitive Labor in Multiple Dimensions

Kory Johnson
University of Pennsylvania

Keywords = Ecology, Behavior

Gerald Edelman's Model about the Higher-Order Consciousness Evolution Research

Ivonne Kuri

Keywords = Neurobiology
Sponsors = Brain Institute, Department of Anthropology

On the Value of Uncertainty in Phylogenetic Bootstrap Proportions

Lucas Matthews
Department of Philosophy
University of Utah

Keywords = Systematics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Evolutionary Theory, Genetics, Genomics
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology

Mechanisms as Evolutionary Characters

Luke McGowan
Neurobiology
UC Irvine

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Behavior, Neurobiology, Development, Organismal
Sponsors = Brain Institute

Crucial Features of Epigenetic Information

Elsa Muro

Themes = Genetic Testing
Keywords = Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Development

Socially Relevant Philosophy of Science

Kathryn Plaisance
University of Waterloo
and
Carla Fehr
Iowa State University

Themes = Civic Engagement, Education, Gender, Race, Policy
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Gender Studies

Teleological and Functional Explanations in High School Biology Textbooks

Richard Santos do Carmo, Nei Freitas Nunes-Neto & Charbel Niño El-Hani
Institute of Biology
Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

Themes = Education
Keywords = Late 20th Century
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, Latin American Studies

The One-Dimensional Grandma: Gender Bias in Evolutionary Explanations of Menopause

Laura Seger
History & Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

Themes = Gender, Evo-Devo
Keywords = Evolutionary Theory
Sponsors = Gender Studies, Department of Anthropology

Seeing the Evolutionary Forest from the Trees: Clarifying Cone Snail Phylogentics.

Pat Corneli
Department of Biology
University of Utah

Keywords = Molecular and Cellular Biology, Evolutionary Theory, Genomics
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History

Adaptation and Value

David Suárez Pascal
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Keywords = Teleology, Evolutionary Theory, Adaptation, Value
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History, Brain Institute

Explaining Biological Phenomena with Idealized Models

Collin Rice and Yasha Rohwer
University of Missouri

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Idealization, Explanation, Game Theory, Weisberg, Models

The Structure of Population Genetics

Emanuele Serrelli
University of Milan Bicocca

Keywords = Population Genetics, Evolutionary Theory
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History

Testing the Blades on the 'Double-Edged Sword': A National, Experimental Survey of US Trial Court Judges

James Tabery
Department of Philosophy
University of Utah
and
Teneille Brown
SJ Quinney College of Law
University of Utah

Themes = Genetic Testing, Policy, Race, Education, Civic Engagement
Keywords = Molecular and Cellular Biology, Behavior, Genetics, Genomics, Neurobiology, Development
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Tanner Institute of Humanities, College of Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History, Brain Institute, Department of Anthropology

Tuesday, July 12, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Officers' Club

Happy Office Hours

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Room: Officers' Club

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Philosophical, Evolutionary, and Neuroscientific Perspectives on Affective Experience

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Paul Davies - The Practical Point of View From the Biological Point of View
College of William and Mary
Michael Trestman - Investigating the Phylogenetic Distribution of Consciousness
University of California, Davis
Thomas Ebke - What is Neo-Finalism? Raymond Ruyer in the Light of Contemporary Brain Research
Universität Potsdam

Keywords = Neurobiology, Systematics, Evolutionary Theory, Behavior, Late 20th Century
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics, Brain Institute, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Evolutionary Architectures of Mind

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Emigration Canyon (HSEB 2958)
Jonatan Garcia Campos - Evolutionary Aspects of Dual-Process Theories of Reasoning
UJED
Paola Hernandez Chavez - Assessing Evolutionary Considerations in Modular Theories of Mind
CEFPSVLT
Ruth Garcia and José Luis González Recio - Ramón y Cajal on the Neuron: Progress in Biology from a Lakatosian and Laudanian Outlook
Universidad Complutense
Organizer: Paola Hernandez

Keywords = Neurobiology
Sponsors = Brain Institute, Latin American Studies

Theoretical and Practical Implications of Paleontological Research

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
Kevin Francis - Strategies of Generalization in Mass Extinction Debates
Evergreen State College
Elizabeth Dobson - Raising the Dead and Buried: Ancient DNA Research and the Meaning of Fossils
Florida State University
Kyle Burchett - Anthropogenic Mass Extinction: Homo sapiens and the Evolution of the Biosphere since the Pleistocene
University of Kentucky

Themes = Policy, Sustainability, Genetic Testing
Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Genetics, Population Genetics, Ecology, Cultural Evolution, Ancient, Systematics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Late 20th Century, Leigh Van Valen
Sponsors = Department of Anthropology, Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities

The Social Lives of Biological Theories: A Historical Drama in Three Episodes

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
Devin Gouvêa - Pangenesis and the Debate over Evolutionary Mechanisms, 1868-71
The University of Chicago
Joy Wattawa - Darwin Dissipated: When Natural Selection Met Heat Death
Daniel Liu - The Shoggoth of Science: Protoplasm and the Biological Disciplines, 1890-1940
University of Wisconsin, Madison - Department of History of Science
Organizer: Devin Gouvêa

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = 19th Century, Evolutionary Theory, Development
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Evo-devo and Explanatory Integration I: Biological Practices

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
Ingo Brigandt - 'Developmental Constraint' in the 1980s
University of Alberta
Arantza Etxeberria - Descriptions Dignified: Patterns and Processes in Evo-devo
University of the Basque Country
Manfred Laubichler - Commentary
Arizona State University
Organizers: Ingo Brigandt and Alan Love

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Development, Organismal, Genetics, Late 20th Century
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Brain Institute, Department of Anthropology

Theories, Models, and Data in Population Genetics: Population Genetics as a Multidimensional Discipline

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Alirio Rosales - How to Think About Population Genetics: The Dimensions of Theory
Department of Philosophy
University of British Columbia
Yoichi Ishida - Roles of Models in Population Genetics: Sewall Wright's Analysis of the Linanthus Data
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh
Jon Seger - 'Missing Heritability' and the Genetics of Genes That Can't be Identified
Department of Biology
University of Utah
Organizers: Yoichi Ishida & Alirio Rosales

Keywords = Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Microbial, Genetics, Evolutionary Theory, Genomics
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities, College of Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, Department of Anthropology

Hierarchy Theory of Evolution

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Neffs Canyon (HSEB 1700)
Dan R. Brooks - Metaphors for the Extended Synthesis: Something Old, Something New
Bielefeld University
Silvia Caianiello - Modularity and Hierarchy Theory
ISPF, CNR
Linnda Caporael - Grounding Human Social Cognition in Hierarchical Group Structure
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Organizer: Emanuele Serrelli

Keywords = Ecology, Systematics, Population Genetics, Evolutionary Theory, Development, Organismal
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology

Issues in the Philosophy of Animal Cognition

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: King's Peak (Medical School classroom A)
Nicholas Shea - Metarepresentation and Reward Prediction Errors in Non-Human Animals
Faculty of Philosophy
University of Oxford
Andrew Fenton - Neuroscience and the Problem of Other Animal Minds: Why It May Not Matter as Much as Some Think
Dalhousie University
Amanda Leonard - The Myth of Gender in Companion Animals: The Effects of Anthropomorphism on Spay/Neuter Rates
The George Washington University

Themes = Gender, Policy, Race
Keywords = Behavior, Neurobiology, Genetics, Metarepresentation, Animal Metacognition, Reward-Guided Decision Making, Temporal Difference Learning
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Brain Institute, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Gender Studies, Department of Anthropology

The Fine Art of Science and the Fine Science of Art

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Grandeur Peak (Medical School classroom B)
Rachel Mundy - Sonic Specimens and Musical Evolution
Columbia University
Alkistis Elliott-Graves - Abstraction and Conceptualization in Invasive Species Research
University of Pennsylvania

Keywords = Cultural Evolution, Ecology, Early 20th Century, Systematics, Behavior
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology

Heuristic Guidelines and Experimental Practice in Biology

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Ensign Peak (Medical School classroom C)
Mike Buttolph - 'In promise unsurpassed': Mendelian Genetics and the Scientific Status of Biology
University College London
Veli-Pekka Parkkinen - Gene Knockouts and Mechanistic Understanding
University of Oslo
Susie Fisher - 'DNA make RNA (makes protein)' – DNA/RNA Hybridization and the Making of Molecular Genetics
The Open University of Israel

Keywords = Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Probability and Evolution

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Deseret Peak (Medical School classroom D)
Jun Otsuka - Causal Modeling in Evolutionary Biology
Indiana University
Ryota Morimoto - Bayesian Interpretation of Probability in Genetic Drift Model
Keio University

Keywords = Genetics, Ecology, Development, Population Genetics, Late 20th Century, Evolutionary Theory
Sponsors = Asia Center

Wednesday, July 13, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Expertise across Disciplinary Communities: Philosophy, Behavioral Genetics, and Evolutionary Psychology

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Kathryn Plaisance - Interactional Expertise: A Case Study in Philosophy and Behavioral Genetics
University of Waterloo
Carla Fehr - Criticisms of Evolutionary Psychology: Critical Discourse across Epistemic Communities
Iowa State University
John Dupré - Commentary
University of Exeter

Themes = Gender, Civic Engagement
Keywords = Behavior, Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Sponsors = Brain Institute, Gender Studies, Department of Anthropology

Synthetic Biology: Ontological and Epistemological Issues

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13 Room: Emigration Canyon (HSEB 2958)
Dan Nicholson - Biology as Engineering: The Philosophical Basis of Synthetic Biology
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognitive Research
Werner Callebaut - Synthetic Biology – Making as Knowing?
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognitive Research
University of Vienna
Michel Morange - Commentary
Centre Cavaillès, Ecole normale supérieure
Maureen O'Malley - Commentary
University of Sydney
Joan Fujimura - Commentary
Organizers: Dan Nicholson and Werner Callebaut

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory

Biological Taxa, Essentialism, and the Individuality Thesis

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
Kenneth Vernon - Ostensive Definitions and Species Names
University of Utah
Makmiller Pedroso - Does Kripke's Argument for Origin Essentialism Apply to Biological Species?
University of Calgary
Jerzy Brzozowski - Essentialism Has Never Been Dead
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Keywords = David Hull, Systematics, Evolutionary Theory, Organismal
Sponsors = College of Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, Department of Anthropology, Latin American Studies

On the Importance of Terms in Biology

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
Gregory Radick - Heredity's Baggage
University of Leeds
Thierry Hoquet - Natural Cuckolds? Sociobiological Jargon and its Feminist Critiques
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre
Lucie Laplane - Issues of Terminology in Biology: The Case of Cancer Stem Cells
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Organizers: Lucie Laplane, Thierry Hoquet and Gregory Radick

Keywords = Pre-20th Century, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Evolutionary Theory, Behavior
Sponsors = Gender Studies, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Evo-devo and Explanatory Integration II: Physical Science

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
Laura Nuño de la Rosa - 3D Modeling and Organicism in Development and Evo-devo
UCM & IHPST-Paris 1
Alan Love - Physics Meets Biology in Evo-devo
University of Minnesota
Sabine Brauckmann - Commentary
Estonian Institute of Humanities
Jessica Bolker - Commentary
University of New Hampshire
Organizers: Ingo Brigandt and Alan Love

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Development, Organismal, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Evolutionary Theory, Late 20th Century
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Brain Institute, Department of Anthropology

The Philosophy and the History of Biology from Latin America

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Maximiliano Martinez, Eugenio Andrade and Sergio Martinez - Constraints, Path Dependence, and the Phylotypic Stage
Departamento de Humanidades, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-C;
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Alejandro Rosas - Moral Polymorphism
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Paulo Abrantes - Culture and Transitions in Individuality
University of Brasília
Organizer: Maximiliano Martinez

Themes = Evo-Devo, Evolution of Morality, Functions, Primatology, Human Sexuality, Darwinian Populations, Race
Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Genomics, Cultural Evolution, Behavior, Development
Sponsors = Brain Institute, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Latin American Studies

Hierarchy Theory of Evolution

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Neffs Canyon (HSEB 1700)
Gregory P. Dietl - Toward a Unified Ecology in Macroevolution
Paleontological Research Institution
Cornell University

Telmo Pievani - The Evolving Structure of Evolutionary Theory: The Role of Hierarchy Theory for an Extended Evolutionary Synthesis
University of Milan Bicocca
Niles Eldredge - A Matter of Individuality: Hierarchy Theory at the Dawn of Evolutionary Biology
The American Museum of Natural History
William Miller, III - Macroevolutionary Consonance and Expansion of the Modern Synthesis
Humboldt State University

Organizer: Emanuele Serrelli

Keywords = Ecology, Systematics, Population Genetics, Evolutionary Theory, Development, Organismal
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, College of Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, Utah Museum of History, Department of Anthropology

Research Systems

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: King's Peak (Medical School classroom A)
Elihu M. Gerson - Research Systems as Units of Comparative Analysis
Tremont Research Institute
James Griesemer - Model Taxa and Taxon-Focused Research in Evo-Devo: Some Thoughts on the Use of Model Systems in Biology
University of California, Davis
Christopher DiTeresi - Morpholinos and the Metabolism of Error
George Mason University
Organizer: Elihu M. Gerson

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Development

Population Genetic Modeling in the Age of Molecular Data: Population Genetics as a Multidimensional Scientific Discipline

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Grandeur Peak (Medical School classroom B)
Michael R. Dietrich - Reversing the Direction of Time: The Rise of the Coalescent in Population Genetics
Dartmouth College
Anya Plutynski - Microbial Evolution and Public Health: A Multilevel Perspective
University of Utah
Edna Suarez-Diaz - Commentary
UNAM
Organizers: Yoichi Ishida and Alirio Rosales

Keywords = Population Genetics, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Microbial, Genetics, Evolutionary Theory, Genomics
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology

Optimality and Selection: Models, Explanations, and Causal Interpretations

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Ensign Peak (Medical School classroom C)
Collin Rice - Optimality Explanations in Evolutionary Biology
University of Missouri
Erick Peirson - The Role of Optimization Models in the Rise of Phenotypic Plasticity in Evolutionary Biology
Arizona State University
Michael Jonathan Hodge - Natural Selection: Defending a Causal Interpretation
University of Leeds

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Optimality, Modeling, Idealization, Explanation

Interpreting Fitness

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Deseret Peak (Medical School classroom D)
Peter Gildenhuys - Fitness Assignments for Irregular Systems
Lafayette College
David Crawford - Strength, Stability, and the Principle of Natural Selection
Duke University
Trin Turner - Fitness and Explanation: A Pragmatic Approach
Indiana University

Keywords = Late 20th Century, Evolutionary Theory, Organismal, Population Genetics, Behavior, Genetics

Wednesday, July 13, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Conceptual Issues in Ecology and Ethology

2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Michael Bradie - The Moral Life of Animals
Bowling Green State University
Viorel Pâslaru - Integrative Pluralism and Mechanistic Explanation
University of Dayton
Marcela Zalamea - Schizophrenic Ecology
University of Copenhagen

Keywords = Ecology, Explanation, Pluralism, Balance of Nature, Laws of Nature, Modernism and Postmodernism, Science Studies, Case Studies Logic
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Divison of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Utah Musem of Natural History, Brain Institute, Department of Anthropology

Roundtable: Toward a Philosophy of Systematic Biology: Data, Phylogenetic Methodology, and Claims of Informational Superiority

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Emigration Canyon (HSEB 2958)
Jeffrey Schwartz - Introduction
Department of Anthropology
University of Pittsburgh
David Williams and Malte Ebach - Pattern Cladistics, Relationships and the 'Natural System': A Brief History
The Natural History Museum, London
University of New South Wales
Malte Ebach and David Williams - A Brief History of Miscommunicating Monophyly
University of New South Wales
The Natural History Museum, London
Francisco Vergara-Silva - Species Concepts, 'Phylogenetic Thinking', and 'Integrative Taxonomy': A Role for Contemporary Epistemology?
Instituto de Biología
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Organizer: Francisco Vergara-Silva

Themes = Evo-devo
Keywords = Late 20th Century, Systematics, Evolutionary Theory, Genetics, Genomics, Development, Organismal
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Anthropology

Conceptual Challenges in Investigating Life's Origins

2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
Carol Cleland - Conceptual Challenges for Contemporary Theories of the Origin of Life
University of Colorado
Emily Parke - Lessons from Arsenic Bacteria?
University of Pennsylvania
Mark Bedau - The Program-Metabolism-Container (PMC) Model of Minimal Chemical Life Implies that Minimal Life is a Matter of Degree
Reed College
Michael Weisberg - Homochirality Before the Origin of Life
University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: Michael Weisberg

Keywords = Origins of Life, Biochemistry, Evolutionary Theory

Past and Present: Races, Species, Clades, and Taxa

2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
Casey Helgeson - Why Taxonomize Hierarchically?
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Joel Velasco - Why Context Matters: An Inference-Relative Understanding of Clade
Cornell University
Matthew J. Barker - Saving a Revolutionary View (of the History of the Philosophy of Species in Biology)
Concordia University
Matthew Kopec - Clines vs. Clades in the Race Debate
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Organizer: Joel Velasco

Themes = Race
Keywords = Clade, Hierarchy, Monophyly, Phylogenetics, Race, Species, Systematics, Taxonomy, David Hull
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology

Organisms, Individuals, and Inheritance

2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
Patrick Forber - Symbiosis and Inheritance
Tufts University
Austin Booth - New Work for a Theory of Individuals
Harvard University
Greg Priest - Darwin among the Zoophytes: Darwin's Perspective on Biological Individuality
Stanford University
Jonathan Birch - Extreme Cooperation as the Mark of Higher-Level Individuality
University of Cambridge
Ellen Clarke - Commentary
Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research
Organizer: Patrick Forber

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, 19th Century, Organismal, David Hull
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History

Roundtable: Teaching Gender Studies of Biology

2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Marsha Richmond - Gender Studies of Biology in Perspective
Wayne State University
Georgina Montgomery - Visualizing Gender: Digital Collections and Audio-Visual pro
Michigan State University
Tina Gianquitto - When is a Rose Just a Rose?: Gender, Science, and Rhetoric
Colorado School of Mines
Erika Milam - Thinking with Gender
University of Maryland
Donald Opitz - Is it Possible to Teach 'Gay Science' without the 'Gay'?
DePaul University
Sarah Richardson - Teaching Interdisciplinarity through Gender Studies of Biology
Harvard University
Organizers: Marsha Richmond and Georgina Montgomery

Themes = Gender, Education
Sponsors = Gender Studies, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Hierarchy Theory of Evolution

2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Neffs Canyon (HSEB 1700)
Telmo Pievani - The Evolving Structure of Evolutionary Theory: The Role of Hierarchy Theory for an Extended Evolutionary Synthesis
Pievani's talk has been moved to the 11:00 am session, HSEB 1700)
University of Milan Bicocca
Ilya Tëmkin - Nested Networks and Biological Diversification
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
Keynyn Brysse - Lessons from Interdisciplinary (Non-) Communication in the Mass Extinction Debate
Princeton University
Emanuele Serrelli - Criticizing Adaptive Landscapes and the Conflation between Ecology and Genealogy
University of Milano Bicocca
Organizer: Emanuele Serrelli

Keywords = Ecology, Systematics, Population Genetics, Evolutionary Theory, Development, Organismal
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities, Department of Anthropology, College of Humanities

Microbial Ecology and Metagenomics: Scientific, Philosophical and Historical Reflections

2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: King's Peak (Medical School classroom A)
Maureen O'Malley - Microbial Ecology from the Past to the Present: Some Key Philosophical Issues
University of Sydney
Rebecca Case - Microbial Ecology: A Marine Perspective
University of Alberta
Eric Bapteste - Microbial Ecology From an Evolutionary Perspective
Equipe Phylogénie, Bioinformatique et Génome, UMR CNRS
Jay Odenbaugh - Microbial Ecology and the Philosophy of Ecology: A Commentary
Lewis & Clark College
Organizer: Maureen O'Malley

Themes = Sustainability
Keywords = Ecology, Microbial, Genomics, Evolutionary Theory, Systematics, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Systematics
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Enironmental Humanities

Experiment from Reproduction to Neuroscience

2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Grandeur Peak (Medical School classroom B)
Kimberly Brumble - Reproductionism and Robust Virtual Experimentation in the Life Sciences
University of Calgary
Nancy Hall - William Cochran, Gertrude Cox, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS, and Agricultural Research
University of Delaware
Matthew Bateman - Experimental Inquiry in Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

Themes = Policy, Education, Evo-Devo
Keywords = Population Genetics, Neurobiology, Ecology, Methodology, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Development
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Brain Institute, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History

The Philosophy and the History of Biology from Latin America

2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Ensign Peak (Medical School classroom C)
Alba Perez-Ruiz - Development of the Concept of Reconciliation in Primatology
CEFPSVLT
Jorge Martinez-Contreras - Savage Human Sexuality
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana
Nei Freitas Nunes-Neto, Argyis Arnellos and Charbel Niño El-Hani - Etiological and Organizational Perspectives on Function
Universidade Federal da Bahia
Carlos Lopez Beltrán and Vivette García Deister - The Mexican Mestizo: A Life in Science
UNAM/University of Manchester
Organizer: Maximiliano Martinez

Themes = Evo-Devo, Race, Gender
Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Genomics, Cultural Evolution, Behavior, Development, Evolution of Morality, Functions, Primatology, Human Sexuality, Darwinian Populations
Sponsors = Latin American Studies, Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies

Values and Policy: The Implications of Subjects' and Researchers' Understanding of Research

2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13
Room: Deseret Peak (Medical School classroom D)
Thomas Cunningham - A Simple Argument Gone Wrong: Why the Ban on Federal Funding for SCNT is Unjustified
University of Pittsburgh
Frazier Benya - Researchers' Concerns about the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Biomedical Research (1960-1971)
University of Minnesota
Lane DesAutels - Relocating Objectivity in Environmental Ethics: an Appeal to Objective Reasons
University of Maryland, College Park
Caroline Appleton - Ontologically Grounded and Pragmatically Applicable Environmental Ethics/Reconciling Values in Conservation Biology and Policy: The False Dichotomy of Intrinsic and Instrumental Value
Arizona State University

Themes = Sustainability, Policy, Civic Engagement
Keywords = Ecology, Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanitites

Wednesday, July 13, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Member's Meeting (all participants are welcome)

Post Theater
Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Beyond the Gene: Understanding Proteins and Viruses

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Joyce Havstad - The Classification of Proteins
University of California San Deigo
Sandra Mitchell - Multi-level Perspective on Protein Folding Behavior
University of Pittsburgh
Steven Lawrie - Understanding Molecular Virology: A 'Questions and Methods' Based Approach
Indiana University

Keywords = Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Microbial

Visions of Nature: The Tension between Philosophy, Science, Technology and Society

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Emigration Canyon (HSEB 2958)
Sanne van der Hout - Towards a Sustainable Future: The Potential of Biomimicry
Radboud University Nijmegen
Alex Savory-Levine - Man is the Redeemer of Nature Florida State University
Zoe Nyssa - Studying Biodiversity or Saving It? Lurking Inconsistencies and the Demarcation of Science in Conservation Biology
University of Chicago

Themes = Civic Engagement, Policy, Sustainability
Keywords = Ecology, Systematics, Behavior, Late 20th Century, Scientific Revolution, Genomics
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities

Continuities of Nature and Origins of Life

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
Senji Tanaka - Organism Concepts and How to Deal with the Continuities of Nature
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Naftali Weinberger - The Alleged Predictive Incompatibility of Genic and Genotypic Selection Models
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Eric Martin - Continuity in Evolution and Origins of Life
London School of Economics

Keywords = Organismal, Microbial, Population Genetics, Evolutionary Theory, 19th Century, Late 20th Century
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Asia Center, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Examining the Boundaries of Biological Objects

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
Andrew Yang - Seeing Cellularity: Making Sense of Cell Imagery in Practice and Pedagogy
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Corinne Bloch - Catching the Virus Concept
Tel Aviv University
Monika Piotrowska - Improving Extrapolation with Humanized Mice
University of Utah

Themes = Education
Keywords = Microbial, Early 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Neurobiology, Development, Organismal
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

The Cognitive Mind: Biology and the Extended Mind

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
William A. Rottschaefer - Extending the Extended Mind: The Phenomenon of WE-ness
Lewis and Clark College
Robert Rupert - Extended Cognition, Extended Selection, and Developmental Systems Theory
University of Colorado, Boulder
Elijah Millgram - Outsourcing the Mind: Extended Cognition and First-Person Authority
University of Utah
Karola Stotz - Commentary
University of Sydney
Organizer: William A. Rottschaefer

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Cultural Evolution, Development, Organismal, Extended Mind
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Brain Institute, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology

Is Mechanistic Explanation Enough? The Scope and Limits of the 'New Mechanism'

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Lenny Moss - Is a Biology of Mechanism, Biology Enough?
University of Exeter
Justin Garson - The Limits of the 'New Mechanism': Purpose, Mechanism, and History in Biological Explanation
University of Utah/Hunter College
Carl F. Craver - Functions and Mechanisms: A Perspectivalist View
Washington University, St Louis
Stuart A. Newman- Commentary
New York Medical College
Organizer: Justin Garson

Keywords = Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neurobiology, Organismal, Evolutionary Theory
Sponsors = Brain Institute, College of Humanities, College of Humanities

Cells in Search of Community I: Cell Communication and Signaling

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: Neffs Canyon (HSEB 1700)
Brian K. Hall - Cellular Condensation as a Key Process in Embryonic Development and Growth
Dalhousie University
Matthew Slater - Hi, I'm a fibroblast
Bucknell University
Andrew S. Reynolds - Towards a History of the 'Sociological' Approach in Cell and Molecular Biology
Cape Breton University
Organizers: Andrew Reynolds & Hannah Landecker

Themes = Evo-Devo, Education
Keywords = Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Development
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Brain Institute, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities

Function Concepts and Adaptationism

9 am - 10:30 am
Room: King's Peak (Medical School classroom A)
Cristian Saborido - Systemic-Normative Functions: Organizational Closure and Contribution to the Self-Maintenance
University of the Basque Country
Stefan Linquist - Function Talk in Transposon Biology
University of Guelph
Yasha Rohwer - What is the Environmental Complexity Thesis?
University of Missouri

Keywords = Genetics, Function, Transposable Elements, Evolutionary Theory, Ecology, Godfrey-Smith, Adaptationism, Cognition, Explanation, Organismal, Late 20th Century, Systematics
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Thursday, July 14, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Method to the Madness: Producing Order in Linnean Taxonomy, Evolutionary Paleontology, and Population Ecology

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Bradley Wilson - From Laws to Models and Mechanisms: Ecology in the 20th Century
Slippery Rock University
Miranda Paton - Henry Fairfield Osborn and the Origin of Theoretical Population Genetics
Yale University
Martin Earl - Linnaeus Reconsidered
Indiana University
Fritz Davis - Chair
Florida State University

Themes = Evo-Devo
Keywords = 18th Century, Medieval, Early 20th Century, Evolutionary Theory, Populaton Genetics, Ecology, Paleontology, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Mendelian Genetics
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities

Legacy and Mechanism in Metaphysics

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Emigration Canyon (HSEB 2958)
Richard Gawne - Rethinking the Legacy of J.H. Woodger and the History of Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Biology
University of Cambridge
Joshua Filler - Creeping Carnapian Conventionalism: Three Carnapian Challenges to Biological Metaphysics
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kari Theurer - Seventeenth-Century Mechanism: An Alternative Framework for Reductionism
Indiana University, Bloomington

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Population Genetics, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neurobiology

Categories, Conventions, and Contingencies: Biological Kinds

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
Gal Kober - Contingency, Prediction, and Digital Organisms
Tufts University
Glenn Adelson - Species are Like Individuals; Species are Like Classes
Lake Forest College
Sara Weaver - Essentialism in Feminism and Philosophy of Biology
University of Alberta

Themes = Race, Gender, Evo-Devo
Keywords = David Hull, Evolutionary Theory, Systematics, Organismal
Sponsors = Gender Studies, Enironmental Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History

History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology: Issues and Contexts in Education

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
Ageliki Lefkaditou - The Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry from an Ecological Perspective
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Peter Taylor - 'This Course Provides a Structure for Me to Look into What Really Interests Me'
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Maria Strecht Almeida - Thinking about the Life Sciences – Science, Scientific Training and Issues of Science and Society
Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto
Organizer: Maria Strecht Almeida

Themes = Education
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities

Biology as Public Culture

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
Jim Endersby - Mutant Utopias
University of Sussex
Samantha Muka - Ida M. Mellen and the New York Aquarium
University of Pennsylvania
Audra J. Wolfe - The Public Biologist
Independent Scholar
Organizer: Jim Endersby

Themes = Civic Engagement
Keywords = Early 20th Century, Evolutionary Theory, Organismal
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Gender Studies

Aspects of Sexual Selection

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Roberta Millstein - Darwin's Explanation of Races by Means of Sexual Selection
University of California, Davis
Andrew Inkpen - Sexual Selection and the Status of Anthropomorphism
University of British Columbia
Michael Ghiselin - Aspects of the Theory of Sexual Selection
California Academy of Sciences
Organizer: Chris Haufe

Themes = Gender
Keywords = Population Genetics, Evolutionary Theory, Behavior
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Gender Studies, Department of Anthropology

Interpreting Cell Signals II: Cell Communication and Signaling

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: Neffs Canyon (HSEB 1700)
Scott Gilbert - Interpreting Signals During Development: Integrating the External and the Internal Milieux
Swarthmore College
Karl Matlin - The Signal Hypothesis and an Approach to Cell Biological Investigation
University of Chicago
Hannah Landecker -Hormones and Metabolic Regulation, circa 1969
University of California, Los Angeles
Organizers: Andrew Reynolds & Hannah Landecker

Themes = Evo-Devo, Education
Keywords = Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Development
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Brain Institute, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities

Biology and Prosocial Behavior

11 am - 12:30 pm
Room: King's Peak (Medical School classroom A)
Daniel McKaugha - Voles, Vasopressin, and Infidelity: A Molecular Basis for Monogamy?
Boston College
Clifford Sosis - Heritability and Hedonism
Florida State University
Mariam Thalos - Altruism, Selfishness, and So Much In-Between
University of Utah

Themes = Genetic Testing, Policy, Race, Gender
Keywords = Neurobiology, Behavior, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Population Genetics, Genomics, Development
Sponsors = Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Brain Institute, Department of Anthropology, Asia Center, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Gender Studies

Thursday, July 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Robustness and Representation

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Lambs Canyon (HSEB 3515c)
Vadim Keyser - The Measurement Problem of Turtle Mechanics
University of California, Davis
Nina Atanasova - Explanations, Models, and Simulations in Neuroscience
Spencer Hey - Lexicon of Invariance
University of Western Ontario
James Justus - Inferential Robustness in Ecological Modeling
Florida State University

Themes = Policy
Keywords = Neurobiology, Ecology, Evolutionary Theory, Development
Sponsors = Brain Institute, Environmental Humanities

Directions for the Philosophy of Biology

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Emigration Canyon (HSEB 2958)
Constantinos Mekios -A Revised Agenda for the Philosophy of Biology in the Era of a New Biological Holism
Stonehill College
Carlos Mariscal - What Universal Biology Should Be
Duke University
Marion Blute - The Reinvention of Grand Theories of Science/Scholarship
University of Toronto at Mississauga
Dan Brooks - Neuroscience and Biology: Two Disciplines, One (Pluralistic) World
Bielefeld University

Keywords = Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neurobiology, Cultural Evolution, David Hull, Evolutionary Theory, Scientific Revolution, Behavior
Sponsors = Brain Institute, Asia Center, Environmental Humanities, Tanner Humanities Center, College of Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology

Contingent Upon: New Views of Biology as a Historical Science

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: City Creek Canyon (HSEB 2948)
David M. McCandlish - Contextual Distinguishability: A Tool for Understanding Biological History
Duke University
Kriti Sharma - One Thing Changing?: Contingentism as an Alternative to Essentialism in Biological Accounts
Duke University
Susan Oyama - Sustainable Development
City University of New York
Lauren W. McCall - Group Physiology or Group Selection?
American Museum of Natural History
Organizer: Lauren McCall

Themes = Evo-Devo, Sustainability
Keywords = Molecular and Cellular Biology, Evolutionary Theory, Behavior, Cultural Evolution, Development, Organismal, Ecology
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Utah Museum of Natural History

Natural Selection, Optimization and Organization

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Mill Creek Canyon (HSEB 2938)
Johannes Martens - Direct Fitness vs. Inclusive Fitness: A Defense of Orthodoxy
IHPST, Sorbonne University
Jean Gayon - Population Genetics, Economic Theory, and Eugenics in R. A. Fisher
University of Paris
Philippe Huneman - Adaptation, Optimization, and Evolutionary Transitions
CNRS
Elias Khalil - Does Rationality Evolve? Charles Darwin Meets Amoeba economicus
Monash University
Organizer: Johannes Martens

Keywords = Evolutionary Theory, Behavior, Population Genetics, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century, Organismal

The Genomic Turn

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Parleys Canyon (HSEB 2110)
Sarah S. Richardson - What is Postgenomics?
Harvard University
John Dupré - Genomes as Information vs. Genomes as Matter
University of Exeter
Hallam Stevens - Dr. Sanger, Meet Mr. Moore: Next Generation Sequencing and its Consequences
Harvard University
Joan Fujimura - Confounded Categories
Michael Dietrich - Session Chair
Dartmouth College
Organizer: Sarah Richardson

Themes = Genetic Testing, Gender, Race
Keywords = Genomics
Sponsors = Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies

Talking About the Simian Tongue

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: : Bell Canyon (HSEB 1730)
Mark Borello
University of Minnesota
Paul Griffiths
University of Sydney
Whitney E. Laemmli
Department of History and Sociology of Science
University of Pennsylvania
Georgina Montgomery
Michigan State University
Drew Rendall
Michigan State University
Greg Radick
University of Leeds
Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, Organizer, Chair, and Commentator
University of Florida
Organizer: Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis

Keywords = Development, Cultural Evolution
Sponsors = Utah Museum of Natural History, Environmental Humanities, Brain Institute, College of Humanities, Department of Anthropology

Information and the Cell III: Cell Communication and Signaling

2 pm - 4 pm
Room: Neffs Canyon (HSEB 1700)
Barton Moffatt and C. Ken Waters - Signal, Function, and Pluralism
Mississippi State University
University of Minnesota
Beckett Sterner - Biological Information Helps Justify and Explain How Mechanisms Realize Function
University of Chicago
Christina Brandt - Cell Memory and Cell Signaling: Research on 'developmental programs' and 'reprogramming' Since the Late 1960s
Ruhr University Bochum
Organizers: Andrew Reynolds & Hannah Landecker

Themes = Evo-Devo, Education
Keywords = Late 20th Century, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Development
Sponsors = Environmental Humanities, Brain Institute, Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities

Thursday, July 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Biohumanities Public Forum: Evolution, Gender, and Sexuality

Salt Lake City Downtown Library
Thursday, July 14, 2011, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
For more information, please click here for the website.