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Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 7, at 7:30PM, in 2nd floor lounge of West Duke Bldg, East Campus. This time we will be reading Aryn Conrad’s paper “Squids, Sharks, and Beavers in Cave: How to Solve the Cui Bono Problem with the Right Account of Inheritance” (draft) and Frederic Bouchard’s “Symbiosis, Lateral Gene Transfer and the (Many) Saplings of Life.”

 

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Welcome back to the philosophy of biology reading group! Our first meeting this fall will be on Tuesday, September 16, at 7:30PM, in the McShea Lab, 223 BioSci. We will be discussing the following paper: Forber, P. & Smead, R. (2014). An Evolutionary Paradox for Prosocial Behavior. Journal of Philosophy, 111(3), 151–166. Many thanks to Dan McShea for opening his office to us.

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Our next reading group is meeting will be next Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the McShea Lab, 223 BioSci. We will be reading Maureen O’Malley and Russell Powell’s paper, “Major Problems in Evolutionary Transitions: Toward a Metabolism-Based Account of Macroevolution.” Russell Powell will be with us to discuss the paper and– if technology holds up– Maureen O’Malley will teleconference in. I love this paper and its approach and promise this is going to be a great meeting. Many thanks to Dan McShea for opening his office to us.
Secondly, Peter Godfrey-Smith will be speaking at the East Union Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. I will send more details about that soon

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