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Our next reading group is meeting Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the McShea Lab, 223 BioSci. We will be reading Pierrick Bourrat’s “Levels of Selection are Artefacts of Different Fitness Temporal Measures,” attached. Many thanks to Dan McShea for opening his office to us.

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Our next reading group is meeting Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the McShea Lab, 223 BioSci. We will be reading Jessica Bolker’s “Model species in evo-devo: a philosophical perspective.” Many thanks to Dan McShea for opening his office to us.

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Hi all,
I know the weather seems to be against us, but it looks like the worst of it will pass by tomorrow. So let’s still try to meet then.
Our next set of papers will be Elliott Sober’s “Trait fitness is not a propensity, but fitness variation is” from a recent Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. We will also read Charles Pence & Grant Ramsey’s response, “Is Organismic Fitness at the Basis of Evolutionary Theory?” Both are relatively short. Grant will again be joining us to answer any questions we may have.
We will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. We will not be meeting in our usual building. Some of you may have heard: the ceiling in the philosophy building has collapsed. Therefore, for the rest of the semester, we will be meeting at the Dan McShea lab: 223 BioSci. There should be parking in the nearby garage: Parking Garage IV, Bryan Center. This is available to Duke Card holders (enter at the lowest level, at the bottom of the hill across from the camel in BioSci. Non Duke-Card holders will have to enter at the top of the hill. Let me know if there are any problems, we’ll try to address them.

Many thanks to Dan McShea for opening his office to us.

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