Speaking Engagements Schedule

Dr. Robert T. Pennock
Michigan State University

[Upcoming Talks | Past Conference Papers | Past Colloquia & Invited Papers | Past Community Talks]


* Upcoming Talks & Events*

July. 13, 2013
“Going Live: The Origin of (Artificial) Life” 
• International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (7/13)

Sept. 25, 2013
"Communicating Evolution Research"
• NAS Science of Science Communication II colloquium (9/25)


* Past Conference Papers *

* Invited presentation
** Invited plenary presentation

94. *“Evolutionary Transformations: The Legacies of Two Influential Scientists on Evolutionary Thought”
National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) conference, Dallas TX (11/2/12)

93. **“Speaking about Evolution to the Public.”
3rd BEACON Congress. East Lansing, MI (7/18/12)

92. *“Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Avida-ED Digital Evolution Software”
International Artificial Life XIII Conference. (7/19/12)

91. *“Avida-ED Software Demonstration”
Education Symposium. Society for the Study of Evolution Conference. Ottawa, Canada (7/7/12)

90. “Evolution in action in the classroom: Teaching and learning about evolution and the nature of science with Avida-ED” (w/ Amy Lark, Wendy Johnson, & James A. Smith).
Poster presentation at First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology. Ottawa, Canada. (7/9/12)

89. “Experimenting with natural selection in the classroom using Avida-ED” (w/ Amy Lark, Wendy Johnson, Louise Mead & James A. Smith).
Poster presentation at CREATE-ing the Future of STEM Education, East Lansing MI. (5/8/12)

88. **“City Life: On Thinking of the City as an Artificial Organism.”
Science and the City conference, St. Louis, MO. (10/27/11)

87. *“Thinking Evolutionarily.”
Thinking Evolutionarily: Evolution across the Life Sciences convocation, National Research Council, Washington DC (10/25/11)

86. “Innovation by Evolutionary Computation.”
Santa Fe Institute Business Network Meeting: Innovation: Adventures in Possibility Space, National Semiconductor University, Santa Clara, CA (8/24/11)

85. “Altruism Evolving: Empirical and Philosophical Tests.”
The Evolution of Morality and the Morality of Evolution
, Ian Ramsey Center, Oxford University, Oxford UK. (7/9/11)

84. **“Where is the research field of biology headed over the next ten years: What are the implications for biology education?”
IRMSE Biology Forum, Chicago IL. (4/27/11)

83. **"From AI to EI: Modeling the Evolution of Intelligence from the Bottom Up”
Midwest Cognitive Science Conference Distinguished Speaker lecture, East Lansing MI. (4/16/11)

82. *"Models of Artificial Life: Herbert Simon and Evolutionary Computation”
ALife XII. Odense, Denmark (8/23/10)

81. "Early Evolution of Memory Usage in Digital Organisms”
ALife XII
. Odense, Denmark (8/23/10)

80. **"Shining the BEACON: Communicating Evolution in Action” BEACON Congress. Portland, OR (6/26/10)

79. *"Communicating Evolution”
Evolution 2010: Society for the Study of Evolution. Portland, OR (6/26/10)

78. *"Can’t Philosophers Tell the Difference between Science and Religion”
RUSE-terfest conference. Univ. of Florida, Tallahassee, FL (4/16/10)

77. The Postmodern Sins of Intelligent Design Creationism
Darwinism, Science, Religion and Society conference, University of Cincinatti, Cincinatti OH. (10/29/09)

76. Judgment Day: When ID Creationism had Its Day in Court
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Dallas TX (10/16/09)

75. **"‘Reason Enough for Scientific Researches’: Darwin and the Scientific Virtues”
International History and Philosophy of Science Teaching Group conference. Notre Dame, IN (6/24/09)

74. "Scientific Virtue as a Bridge Between the Two Cultures"
Science & Liberal Education: CP Snow and the Two Cultures @ 50, East Lansing, MI (5/29/09)

73. **"‘Reason Enough for Scientific Researches’: Darwin and the Scientific Virtues”
American Institute of Biological Sciences conference, Washington DC (5/18/09)

72. “Defending Evolution Education: A Toolkit for Citizens for Science” AAAS Speak Out For Science. Tulsa, OK. (3/28/09)

71. "Design by Darwin: How Digital Evolution Is Extending the Darwinian Revolution"
Wayne State Academy of Scholars Senior Lecture, Detroit MI (12/12/08)

70. *"Bottom Up: Investigating the Evolution of Intelligent Behavior”
Cambridge Templeton Consortium PI Conference
. Cambridge Univ., Cambridge UI (10/20/08)

69. "Avida-ED: Technology for Teaching Evolution and the Nature of Science using Digital Organisms”
National Science Foundation CCLI PI Conference. Washington, DC (8/14/08)

68. "Does Design Require a Designer”
God, Design & Nature conference. Oxford University, Oxford UK (7/10/08)

67. *"Learning about evolution and the nature of science using digital organisms”
Evolution 2008 Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) conference. Minneapolis, MN (6/22/08)

66. "Cockroaches, Drunkards and Climbers: Modeling the Evolution of Simple Movement Strategies Using Digital Organisms” (Wesley R. Elsberry & Laura M. Grabowski)
Poster presentation at Evolution 2008 Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) conference. Minneapolis, MN (6/22/08)

65. **"Evolving Intelligent Behavior in Digital Organisms (and Beyond)"
7th Annual International Bioethics Forum: Evolution in the 21st Century. BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Madison, WI (4/18/08)

64. *“Computer Based Evolution Education Materials: Working with Advanced Learners”
7th Annual International Bioethics Forum: Evolution in the 21st Century. BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Madison, WI (4/18/08)

63. *“Lessons from the Kitzmiller v. Dover Creationism Trial”
7th Annual International Bioethics Forum: Evolution in the 21st Century. BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, Madison, WI (4/17/08)

62. *"Science, Evolution, and Creationism: How Teachers Can Benefit from a Publication of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine"
National Association of Biology Teachers Conference, Atlanta, GA (11/28/07)

61. "Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Digital Organisms" (Half-day workshop)
National Association of Biology Teachers Conference, Atlanta, GA (11/28/07)

60. "Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Digital Organisms"
National Science Teachers Association Conference, Detroit, MI (10/19/07)

59. *"Developing Avida-ED Evolutionary Computation Education Software."
Workshop on Open-Source Software for Applied Genetic and Evolutionary Computation. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, London, England (7/7/07)

58. "A new LENS tool: Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Avida-ED Digital Evolution Software."
Evolution 2007, Society for the Study of Evolution. Christchurch, New Zealand (6/19/07)

57. *"Science Education and Religion in the 21st Century: Holding the Center” Workshop on Science Education and Secular Values. Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture (ISSSC), Trinity College, Hartford, CT. (5/22/07)

56. "Adapting Avida as an Evolution Education Tool: Development of Model Lesson Plans" (Poster session) James J. Smith, Robert T. Pennock, Jeff Clune, Eric Armstrong, Max Braverman, Candice Brady.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference. Detroit, MI. (11/4/06)

55. **"The Ground Rules of Science: Why the Judge Ruled Intelligent Design Creationism Out of Court."
Politics and Religion conference. Grinnell, IO. (11/2/06)

54. *"Modeling the Evolution of Altruism with Digital Organisms"
North American Computing and Philosophy conference. Troy, NY. (8/11/06)

53. "Adapting Avida as an Evolution Education Tool: Development of Model Lesson Plans" (Poster session) James J. Smith, Robert T. Pennock, Jeff Clune, Eric Armstrong, Max Braverman, Candice Brady.
Society for the Study of Evolution. Stony Brook, NY. (6/26/06)

52. *"The Ground Rules of Science"
Society for the Study of Evolution. Stony Brook, NY. (6/26/06)

51. *"The Nature of Science and the Scientific Virtues"
Teaching Evolution and the Nature of Science

New York Academy of Sciences. New York, NY (4/29/06)

50. **"Organs of Extreme Perfection: The Design Argument meets Evolution, Then and Now"
Darwinian Evolution in the 21st Century. University of Colorado - Boulder, CO. (4/7/06)

49. *"Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science"
American Association for the Advancement of Science. St. Louis, MI. (2/16/06)

48. "Life Forms and Forms of Life: Wittgensteinian & Darwinian Insights on the Meaning of Life and ALife."
International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology. Guelph, Canada. (7/16/05)

47. **"Darwin and the Parasitic Wasp: On Teaching Evolutionary Design."
Evolution of Infectious Diseases Conference. National Institutes of Health Washington DC. (7/14/05)

46. "Models, Simulations, Instantiations and Evidence: The Case of Digital Evolution"
Evolution and Computation workshop. Philosophy of Science Association. Austin, TX. (11/18/04)

45. *"Evolution and the nature of science."
American Institute of Biological Sciences/National Association of Biology Teachers Special Symposium "Evolutionary Science and Society: Educating a New Generation". Chicago, IL. (11/12/04)

44. "Controlling Bio-Technology: Professional, Personal and Public Perspectives."
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities 6th Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. (10/28/04)

43. "Life Forms and Forms of Life: Wittgensteinian and Darwinian Insights on the Meaning of A-Life"
Artificial Life conference. Boston, MA (9/12/04)

42. *"Intelligent Design Creationism in Biology: It's Deja Vu All Over Again"
Colorado Citizen’s for Science "The Pseudoscience of Intelligent Design Creationism" Symposium. Fort Collins, CO. (6/26/04)

41. *" Commentary on Paul C. Anders vs. William Dembski on Biological Information and the Intelligent Design Argument ."
American Philosophical Association—Pacific Div. Pasadena, CA (3/25/03)

40. *"Neocreationist Criticisms of Evolutionary Origin of Complex Features"
Biocomplexity Conference. Caltech. Pasadena, CA (8/14/03)

39. *"Outline of a Guidebook for Defending Evolution Education"
National Summit on Evolution Education Activism. Berkeley, CA (6/1/03)

38. *"Darwin and the Parasitic Wasp: Teaching Evolutionary Design"
55th Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitology. East Lansing, MI (6/6/03)

37. *"Challenges in Teaching Evolution"
'Teaching and Learning Evolution: Lessons from Research and Practice' Conference. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory & Southwest Consortium for the Improvement of Mathematics and Science Teaching. Austin, TX (11/4-5/02)

36. "Conceptual Issues in Experimental Evolution Research"
Biocomplexity Conference. East Lansing, MI (9/7/02)

35. ‘What is Intelligent Design?: Problems with Dembski's Design Inference’
American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY (4/23/02)
Evolution or Intelligent Design: Examining the Intelligent Design Issue

34. *Special symposium on Tower of Babel.
Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT).
Ronald Giere and Sandra Mitchell, commentators.
American Philosophical Association Conference, Atlanta, GA (Dec. 27 - 30, 2001)

33. **"Taking Philosophy of Science Outside the Ivory Tower: Thoughts on Teaching in the Extended Classroom." 6th International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference. Denver, CO. (Nov. 7 - 11, 2001)

32.* "Pedagogy of Ethics in Science" Panelist
Science and Ethics Teaching Workshop. Univ. of South Carolina. (Nov. 2, 2001)

31.** "It's Hard to Get Much Research Done with all these Ethicists Around"
Science and Ethics Teaching Workshop. Univ. of South Carolina. (Nov. 1, 2001)

30. "Getting A-Life: Negotiating the Boundary Between Virtual and Real"
International Society for History, Philosophy & Social Studies of Biology Annual Conference. Hamden, CT. (July 18-22, 2001)

29.** "Splitting Science: The Intelligent Design 'Wedge' Movement"
American Geophysical Union Annual Conference. Boston, MA. (May 29, 2001)

28. "Simulation and Instantiation: Is Evo-Technology a Model of Darwinian Evolution or the Real Thing?"
Model Based Reasoning 2001 Conference. Pavia, Italy. (May 17-19, 2001)

27.* "Genetic Technologies and Ethics."
102nd Michigan Osteopathic Association Conference (May 11, 2001)

26.* "Commentary on Barry Palevitz’s paper." Evolution Education Defense Summit Meeting, Kansas City, KS (March 30, 2001)

25. "Eden & Babel: Theoretical Parallels between the Evolution of Species and Languages"
International Academy of Linguistics, Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference. Orlando, FL. (Nov. 18, 2000)

24.* "Genetic Technology and the Virtuous Scientist" Sigma Xi Forum. New Ethical Challenges in Science and Technology. Albuquerque, NM. (Nov. 9-10, 2000)

23.* "On Observing Evolution" National Association of Biology Teachers Conference. Orlando, FL. (Oct. 26, 2000)

22.* "Blunting 'the Wedge': Responses to Neocreationist Arguments"
Society for the Study of Evolution Conference. Bloomington, IN. (June 23, 2000)

21. `Lions and Tigers and APES, Oh My!: Creationism vs. Evolution in Kansas«
Science, Teaching and the Search for Origins Conference - Invited Speaker. University of Kansas, Lawrence KS. (4/15/2000)

20.** "Lions and Tigers and APES, Oh My!: Creationism vs. Evolution in Kansas"
Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching. Lubbock, TX. (Oct. 29, 1999)

19.** "The Prospects for a Theistic Science"
American Atheists' Union Conference. Austin, TX. Invited paper. (Oct. 29, 1999)

18.* "Should Creation Science Be Taught in the Public Schools?"
Alvin Plantinga gives paper in response.
APA Eastern Division Mtg. - Association for Philosophy of Education (Dec. 1998)

17. "Can Darwinian Mechanisms Make Novel Discoveries?: Learning from discoveries made by evolving neural networks"
Model-Based Reasoning In Scientific Discovery Conference (MBR'98)
Pavia, Italy (Dec. 17-19, 1998)

16. "Why Science Should Abandon the Authorship Model of Credit"
Sigma Xi Forum, Vancouver CANADA (Nov. 12 - 14, 1998)

15. "Crediting 'Authorship' in Scientific Research: A Few Terminological Quibbles"
26th Conference on Value Inquiry, Montevallo AL (April 16-18, 1998)

14. "Is a Necessity-and-Sufficiency Account of Causation Contradictory?"
20th International Wittgenstein Symposium. "The Roles of Pragmatics in Contemporary Philosophy" Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria. (August 10-16, 1997)

13. "The Prospects for a Theistic Science"
Reasons to Believe: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Naturalistic vs. Non-Naturalistic Perspectives. Elizabethtown College, PA. (July 17-20, 1997)

12. "Pre-existing Conditions: Genetic Disease, Causation and the Future of Medical Insurance."
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology Conference (July 16-20, 1997)

11. "Supernaturalist Explanations and the Prospects for a Theistic Science"
Naturalism, Theism and the Scientific Enterprise Conference (Feb. 20-23, 1997)


10.‘Creating, Assigning, and Evaluating Group Work’
12th UT Teaching Conference for Experienced Faculty (Jan. 6, 1997)

9. ‘Death of the Self: Changing Medical Definitions in Japan and the U.S.’
24th Southwest Conference of Asian Studies (October 13-14, 1995)

8. ‘Creationism in the Science Classroom: Private Faith vs. Public Knowledge’
23rd Conference on Value Inquiry (April 6-8, 1995)

7. ‘Johnson's Conflation of Ontological and Methodological Naturalism’
Summer Institute on Naturalism, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (July, 1993)

6. ‘Confirmation, Explanation and Salmon’s Process Ontology’
Ontology Workshop, UT Austin (December 6, 1991)

5. ‘Causal Confirmation & the Color of Emeralds’
University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
12th Ann. Grad. Stud. Phil. Conference of Univ. of Illinois (April 12-14, 1990)

4. ‘Moral Darwinism’
Indiana University, Bloomington
9th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference (March 3, 1990)

3. ‘Taxonomic Classification and Inductive Groups’
Univ. of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
11th Ann. Grad. Stud. Phil. Conference of Univ. of Illinois (April 15, 1989)

2. ‘The Ethical Argument of Darwin's Descent of Man’
Univ. of Northern Illinois, Midwest Junto for History of Science (April 10, 1987)

1. ‘The Ethical Argument of Darwin's Descent of Man’
Harvard University
Joint Atlantic Seminar for History of Biology (April 4, 1987)

 

* Past Colloquia & Invited Papers *

142. “Observing Evolution in Action in the Lab and the Classroom” 
Honors, iBLEND, MARC and RISE symposium. North Carolina A & T University (2/13/13)

141. “Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Avida-ED Digital Evolution Software” 
Tapestry Computer Science Workshop.  East Lansing, MI (8/1/12)

140. “A new LENS tool: Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Avida-ED Digital Evolution Software”
iBEST Colloquium, University of Idaho. (11/3/11)

139. “Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Digital Organisms” 
Biology Dept. Colloquium, Utah State University (9/15/11)

138. “A new LENS tool: Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Avida-ED Digital Evolution Software”
University of Texas at Austin. (3/31/11)

137. “Modeling Evolution in a Computer”
Computational Biology class invited lecture, University of Texas at Austin. (3/31/11)

136. “A new LENS tool: Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Avida-ED Digital Evolution Software”
North Carolina A&T University. (3/24/11)

135. “Evolution in Action: Observing Evolutionary Processes in Real Time”
Darwin Day talk, The Citadel. (2/11/11)

134. “A new LENS tool: Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Avida-ED Digital Evolution Software”
Biology Dept. Colloquium, The College of Charleston. (2/11/11)

133. But Is It Science?: The Philosophical Question in the Creation/Evolution Controversy
Oakland University (2/4/10)

132. Protecting Science & Religious Freedom: Why Intelligent Design Creationism Flunks Out
University of Mary Washington (1/21/10)

131. Conversations with Scientists Mentoring Panel
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Dallas TX

130. “A new LENS tool: Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Avida-ED Digital Evolution Software.”
Biology Colloquium, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia MO (10/9/09)

129. “Beyond Darwin: Explorations in Digital Evolution”
Public talk, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia MO (10/8/09)

128. “Design by Darwin: How Digital Evolution Is Extending the Darwinian Revolution”
Stiernotte Lecture. Quinnipiac University (9/3/09)

127. “Design by Darwin: How Digital Evolution Is Extending the Darwinian Revolution”
University of Toledo, Toledo OH (4/24/09)

126. "Design by Darwin: How Digital Evolution Is Extending the Darwinian Revolution"
Pennsylvania State University, State College PA (4/9/09)

125. "But Is It Science?: The Philosophical Question in the Creation/Evolution Controversy"
University Colloquium, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (3/19/09)

124. "Bottom Up: Investigating the Evolution of Intelligent Behavior using Digital Organisms"
Distinguished Speakers in Cognitive Science. Cognitive Science Program, Michigan State University (3/16/09)

123. "Bottom Up: Investigating the Evolution of Intelligent Behavior using Digital Organisms
Biology Dept. Colloquium, Rice University, Houston TX (3/9/09)

122. “Bottom Up: Investigating the Evolution of Intelligent Behavior using Digital Organisms” Distinguished Speakers in Cognitive Science colloquium. Michigan State University, East Lansing MI (3/16?/09)

121. “Bottom Up: Investigating the Evolution of Intelligent Behavior using Digital Organisms” Biology department colloquium. Rice University, Houston TX (3/9/09)

120. “Design by Darwin: How Digital Evolution Is Extending the Darwinian Revolution” Cedar Crest College, Allentown PA (2/7/08)

119. “A new LENS tool: Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Avida-ED Digital Evolution Software.” Biology Dept Colloquium. Cornell College, Mt Vernon, Iowa (2/6/08)

118. “But Is It Science?: The Philosophical Question in the Creation/Evolution Controversy” Darwin Day talk. Cornell College, Mt Vernon, Iowa (2/5/08)

117. “Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Digital Organisms” Frontiers in Science Workshop, Michigan State University (9/27/08)

116. “Defending and Advancing Evolution Education: Flunking ID Creationism and Exploring Evolutionary Computation.” Science Communicators of North Carolina (SCONC), Durham NC (6/11/08)

115. “Avida-ED Digital Evolution.” BioQUEST / NESCent SELECTION Workshop: Tools for Teaching Evolution (5/29/08)

114. “Learning about Evolution and the Nature of Science using Digital Organisms.” National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Duke University (4/4/08)

113. “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial.” National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Duke University (3/28/08)

112. "A new LENS tool: Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Avida-ED Digital Evolution Software." EEBB Colloquium, Michigan State University (9/5/07)

111. "A new LENS tool: Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Avida-ED Digital Evolution Software." Zoology Dept. Oxford University (7/20/07)

110. "The Ground Rules of Science: Why the Judge Ruled Intelligent Design Creationism Out of Court." University of Minnesota, Duluth (3/22/07)

109. “This is Not a Simulation: Experimental Evolution with Digital Organisms”. Biology Colloquium, Binghamton University (2/23/07)

108. "The Ground Rules of Science: Why the Judge Ruled Intelligent Design Creationism Out of Court." University-wide talk. Binghamton University (2/22/07)

107. "A Tower Built on Sand: How Intelligent Design Creationism Collapsed in Dover." University Colloquium. Central Michigan University (2/1/07)

106. "Legal Issues in the Kitzmiller Creationism Case." Philosophy of Law class. Central Michigan University (2/1/07)

105. "Organs of Extreme Perfection: The Design Argument meets Evolution, Then and Now"
Hope College (1/26/07)

104. “This is Not a Simulation: Experimental Evolution with Digital Organisms”.
Biology Colloquium. University of California, San Diego. (11/15/06)

103. “The Ground Rules of Science: Why the Judge Ruled Intelligent Design Creationism Out of Court”.
Provost’s Convocation / Helen Edison Lecture. University of California, San Diego. (11/14/06)

102. “Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Digital Organisms”.
Biology Colloquium. Grinnell College, Grinnell. (11/3/06)

101. “The Ground Rules of Science: Why the Judge Ruled Intelligent Design Creationism Out of Court.”
Ohio Wesleyan Sagan National Colloquium. Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware OH. (9/7/06)

100. “Learning Evolution and the Nature of Science using Digital Organisms”.
Biology Colloquium. Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware OH. (9/7/06)

99. Panel Speaker. Keeping Science and Religion Separate in the Nation's Classrooms: The Vigil after Dover.
Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL (5/17/06)

98. "Organs of Extreme Perfection: The Design Argument meets Evolution, Then and Now."
Silverstein Lecture. Northwestern University Medical School (4/11/06)

97. "Built on Sand: The Collapse of the Intelligent Design Creationist Tower."
Darwin Day lecture. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2/21/06)

96. "Models, Simulations, Instantiations and Evidence: The Case of Digital Evolution."
History & Philosophy of Science Dept., Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA. (2/10/06)

95. "Organs of Extreme Perfection: The Design Argument meets Evolution, Then and Now."
Comstock Speakership. Minnesota State University Moorhead. Minnesota. (11/3/05)

94. "Teaching Evolution and the Nature of Science"
Biology dept. brown-bag. Minnesota State University Moorhead. Minnesota. (11/3/05)

93. "Built on Sand: The Collapsing Creationist Tower."
National Institutes of Health Washington DC. (7/13/05)

92. "Models, Simulations, Instantiations and Evidence: The Case of Digital Evolution”
Kansas State University Philosophy Dept. Colloquium " (3/18/05)

91. "Built on Sand: The Collapsing Creationist Tower"
Kansas State University campus-wide lecture (3/17/05)

90. “Modeling the Evolution of Complexity with Digital Organisms”
Kellogg Biological Station colloquium. (9/24/04)

89. “Teaching Evolution and the Nature of Science”
In-service workshop for Gull Lake district school K-12 biology teachers. (8/30/04)

88. “Research Ethics: The Tuskegee Syphilis Case”
DAPCEP Diversity Program, Michigan State University. (6/23/04)

87. “Getting A-Life: Modeling Evolution with Digital Organisms”
Biology Dept. Colloquium. Southeastern Louisiana University. (4/22/04)

86. “Scientific Naturalism and 'the God Hypothesis'"
Religious Studies Colloquium. Southeastern Louisiana University. (4/23/04)

85. "'Organs of Extreme Perfection': The Design Argument meets Evolution, Then and Now." Matheny Lecture. Southeastern Louisiana University. (4/22/04)

84. "The Collapsing Creationist Tower: More Evidence against Intelligent Design Creationism" BBB Biology Honor Society Keynote Address. The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ. (3/5/04)

83. "Evolving Complex Systems with Digital Organisms: A Case Study in the Theory and Practice of Evolutionary Design "
HPS Dept. Indiana University. Bloomington IN. (2/6/04)

82. "Observing the ‘Impossible’: Evolving Complex Systems"
University of Akron Biology Dept. Colloquium, Akron OH. (1/29/04)

81. "Authorship and the Scientific Virtues"
North Carolina State University, Research Ethics Program. Raleigh NC. (5/6/03)

80. "Theory and practice of evolutionary design"
North Carolina State University, Sigma Xi, Raleigh NC. (5/5/03)

79. "Digitizing Darwin: Experimental Evolution with Artificial Lifeforms"
Colby College, Biology Dept. Colby ME. (5/1/03)

78. "What are the real ethical challenges of genetic technology?"
Colby College, Research Symposium Keynote Speaker, Colby ME. (4/30/03)

77. "Reducing 'Irreducible' Complexity"
Juniata College, Juniata PA. (4/4/03)

76. "Evolutionary Design and 'Organs of Extreme Perfection'"
Augustana College, Darwin Day talk, Rock Island IL. (2/11/03)

75. "What Earth Historians Need to Know about ID Creationism"
Distinguished Lecturer Series, Geology Dept., MSU. (1/30/03)

74. "Not (Just) in Kansas Anymore: Evolution & Neo-Creationism"
University of Idaho, Computer Science Colloquium. (5/3/02)

73. "Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics"
Northern Illinois University Sigma Xi Chapter (4/18/02)

72. "How to Reduce 'Irreducibly Complex' Biological Systems"
Northern Illinois University Biology Dept. Colloquium (4/18/02)

71. "In the Light of The Modern Prometheus: Facing 'Frankenfood' and other Genetic Fears" — Judith Weller Harvey Quaker Scholar Lecture
Guilford College, Greensboro NC (4/4/02)

70. "How Can We Incorporate Research Ethics into Science Teaching?"
Poynter Center, Indiana University (3/28/02)

69. "Strategies for Reaching Students who are Religiously Opposed to Evolution"
Graduate Seminar on Teaching (Dr. Craig Nelson), Indiana University (3/27/02)

68. "Ethics, Environment, Eden & Evolution"
Religious Studies Association, Indiana University (3/27/02)

67. "Darwin and Design: From Natural Theology to Applied Biology"
Institute for Advanced Study, Indiana University, IN (3/26/02)
IAS announcement of the lecture.

66. "Genetic Screening Technology: Challenges for individuals, physicians and health insurers."
Mayo Clinic, Rochester NY (1/17/02)

65. " In the Light of The Modern Prometheus: Facing 'Frankenfood' and other Genetic Fears" Univ. of Wisconsin -- Green Bay, Green Bay WI (12/11/01)

64. "Blunting the Intelligent Design Creationist Wedge"
Univ. of South Carolina, Philosophy & Anthropology Dept., Columbia SC (11/2/01)

63. "Evolving Irreducibly Complex Features"
University of Michigan - Dearborn (10/26/01)

62. "In the Light of The Modern Prometheus: Facing 'Frankenfood' and other Genetic Fears" – Keynote address. The Leading Edge: Issues in Technology and Society
Illinois State University, Normal IL (10/4/01)

61. "Blunting the Intelligent Design Creationist Wedge"
Illinois State University Biological Sciences Dept., Normal IL (Oct. 4, 2001)

60. "Genetic Disease, Causation and Medical Insurance"
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences (May 2, 2001)

59. "The Virtuous Scientist Meets the Human Clone"
North Dakota State University (May 2, 2001)

58. "Evolution and Neocreationism"
University of North Dakota (May 1, 2001)

57. 'Labeling GM Foods and other Ethical Challenges of Emerging Biotechnologies'
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (April 19, 2001)

56. 'Authorship and the Virtuous Scientist'
Duke University (April 19, 2001)

55. "Labeling GM Foods and other Ethical Challenges of Emerging Biotechnologies"
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (April 19, 2001)

54. "Labeling GM Foods and other Ethical Challenges of Emerging Biotechnologies"
East Tennessee State University (April 5. 2001)

53. `Should Evolution Be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas"
Michigan Tech University (March 22, 2001)

52. `Should Evolution Be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas"
West Virginia University. (March 15, 2001)

51. 'The Neo-Creationist Wedge Movement'
West Virginia University Biology and Philosophy department Colloquium (3/15/01)

50. `Should Evolution Be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas"
Miami University - Middletown (March 2, 2001)

49. `The Virtuous Scientist Meets the Human Clone«
Miami University - Oxford (March 1, 2001)

48. "Should Evolution Be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas"
Lamar University. (Feb. 22, 2001)

47. "Labeling GM Foods and other Ethical Challenges of Emerging Biotechnologies"
University of Dayton. (Feb. 9, 2001)

46. "Should Evolution Be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas"
University of Dayton. (Feb. 8, 2001)

45. "Should Evolution Be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas"
Ohio State University Ð Newark. (Jan. 25, 2001)

44. "Should Evolution Be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas"
University of Nebraska - Lincoln. (Jan. 18, 2001)

43. "Labeling GE Foods and Other Ethical Challenges of Emerging Biotechnologies"
Merck Research Laboratories, Philadelphia PA (Dec. 15, 2000)

42. "Blunting the Wedge: Responses to Neocreationist Arguments"
California Institute of Technology Skeptics Lecture, Pasadena CA (Dec 10, 2000)

41. "Should Evolution Be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas"
University of Michigan at Dearborn, Dearborn MI (Dec. 8, 2000)

40. 'Should Evolution Be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas'
University of Northern Iowa (Oct 12, 2000)

39. 'Evolution & Neocreationism'
Roche Research Sigma Xi chapter. (Oct. 11, 2000)

38. 'Evolution & Neocreationism'
Whitman College Colloquium (Oct. 5, 2000)

37. 'Should Evolution Be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas'
The Norman J. Field Lecture in Science, Rutgers University (Sept. 28, 2000)

36. 'Labeling GM Foods and other Ethical Challenges of Emerging Biotechnologies'
Notre Dame University / St. Mary’s College (Sept. 22, 2000)

35. 'Should Evolution Be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas'
Notre Dame University / St. Mary’s College (Sept. 21, 2000)

34. 'Labeling GM Foods and other Ethical Challenges of Emerging Biotechnologies'
Christopher Newport University (Sept. 15, 2000)

33. 'Lions and Tigers and APES, Oh My!: Creationism vs. Evolution in Kansas'
University of Wisconsin, Marshfield (June 20, 2000)

32. ‘Labeling GM Foods and other Ethical Challenges of Emerging Biotechnologies’
Uniroyal Chemical Sigma Xi chapter. (June 9, 2000)

31. 'Lions and Tigers and APES, Oh My!: Creationism vs. Evolution in Kansas'
Virginia Commonwealth University Biology Dept. Darwin Day (Apr. 21, 2000)

30. 'Lions and Tigers and APES, Oh My!: Creationism vs. Evolution in Kansas'
University of Montevallo (March 21, 2000)

29. 'Explanation, Unification & Causation'
Philosophy Dept., The College of New Jersey (Feb. 17, 2000)

28. ‘Can Darwinian Mechanisms Make Novel Discoveries?: Learning from Evolving Neural Networks’
Lyman Briggs School, Michigan State University (Jan. 20 - 21, 2000)

27. 'Lions and Tigers and APES, Oh My!: Creationism vs. Evolution in Kansas'
Bethany College Interterm Speaker Program. (Jan. 13 - 15, 2000)

26. 'Should Creationism be Taught in the Public Schools?'
Arizona State Univ. Philosophy Dept. and Biology/Society Program (Nov. 19, 1999)

25. 'Lions and Tigers and APES, Oh My!: Creationism vs. Evolution in Kansas'
Texas Tech University Honors College Point of View Series (Oct. 29, 1999)

24. 'Evolving Intelligence in a Computer'
Texas Tech University Philosophy Dept. (Oct. 28, 1999)

23. 'The Importance of Philosophy of Science for Scientists'
Biology Club, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas (Oct. 22, 1999)

22. "Creationism's Tower of Babel"
Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas (Oct. 21, 1999)

21. "What is a Genetic Disease?"
Texas Tech Medical Center & Thomason Hospital (Mar. 16, 1999)

20. "Theistic Science?: On Testing the Creationist Hypothesis"
Southern Methodist University Philosophy Department Colloquium (May 2, 1998)

19."Pre-Existing Conditions: Disease Genes, Causation & Future of Medical Insurance"
Georgia Tech. Philosophy Department Colloquium (Jan. 22, 1998)

18."The Prospects for a Theistic Science"
Texas Tech. Philosophy Department Colloquium (Nov. 20, 1997)

17."What Biologists Need to Know about the New Creationists"
Univ. of Washington Botany, Zoology and Philosophy Departments Joint Colloquium (Oct. 20, 1997)

16."Disease Genes, Causation & Medical Insurance"
Institute for Medical Humanities, UT Medical Branch (Oct. 14, 1997)

15."Unification and the Explanatory Virtues"
Philosophy Dept. Colloquy, UT Austin (April 25, 1997)

14."What Scientists Need to Know about the New Creationists"
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Round Table (Feb. 24, 1997)

13."What Biologists Need to Know about the New Creationists"
Univ. of Texas Zoology Department Colloquium (Jan. 27, 1997)

12."Deus ex Machina: Evaluating Creationist Explanations in Biology & Linguistics"
University of Puget Sound, Thompson Hall Science and Mathematics Seminar Series & Philosophy Department (Nov. 14, 1996)

11."Deus ex Machina: Evaluating Creationist Explanations in Biology and Linguistics"
Rice University, Dept. of Philosophy Colloquium (October 16, 1995)

10."Epistemic and Ontic Theories of Explanation and Confirmation"
University of Florida, Department of Philosophy Colloquium (November 21, 1994)

9. "Naturalism, Evidence and Creationism"
Ohio State University, Departments of Zoology and Philosophy (November 17, 1994)

8. "Evidential Relevance: Towards a Causal Theory of Confirmation"
Kyoto Colloquium for Philosophy of Science, Kyoto JAPAN (July 17, 1994)

7. "Evidential Relevance: Towards a Causal Theory of Confirmation"
Philosophy of Science Society of Japan & Nihon Univ. Phil. Dept. (July 16, 1994)

6. "Evidence and Information"
Keio University, Tokyo JAPAN (July 15, 1994)

5. "Evidence and Information"
Waseda University, Tokyo JAPAN (July 8, 1994)

4. "Evidential Relevance"
Saitama University, Saitama JAPAN (July 6, 1994)

3. The Three Nails Lecture Series
-- "Science and Values" (June 15, 1994)
-- "Professional Ethics: The Kevorkian Case" (June 20, 1994)
-- "Informed Consent & Controlled Experimentation" (June 22, 1994)
-- "Evidential Relevance" (June 27, 1994)
-- "Emeralds: Green & Grue" (June 29, 1994)
-- "Confirmation, Information and Classification" (July 4, 1994)
-- "Naturalism, Creationism & Evidence" (July 5, 1994)
Obirin University, Tokyo JAPAN, Three Nails Lectureship (June 1994)

2. Naturalism & Evidence: A Reply to Johnson's Creationist Criticism of Evolution
N.E.H. Summer Institute on Naturalism (July 11, 1993)

1. A Causal Theory of the Confirmation Relation
Minnesota Phil. of Science Center & Univ. of Minnesota Phil. Dept. (May 21, 1992)

 

* Past Community Talks & Events *


96. “An Evolutionary BEACON: Observing Darwin’s Law in Action in Your Computer.”
Say It In 7. MSU Science Festival (4/12/13)

95. “Evolving Intelligence Research using Digital Evolution.”
Guest lecture in MSU CSE 848 Evolutionary Computation class (10/27/12)

94. “Digital Darwin: Observing Evolutionary Design in Computer Environments.”
Center for Inquiry. Grand Rapids, MI (9/12/12)

93. Barbara Haggerty Footprints of God panel
Pastoral Excellence Science & Religion Workshop (5/9/12)

92. “Role of the Public Intellectual” panel
MSU Workshop for Faculty on Leadership and Academic Life (2/28/12)

91. “Evolution in Action: Observing Evolutionary Processes in Real Time”
MSU Emeriti Faculty Association (2/17/11)

90. “Simulation and Instantiation in Evolutionary Computation”
Guest lecture in MSU CSE 848 Evolutionary Computation class (10/20/10)

89. “Navigating the Annual Review Process”
Lyman Briggs College faculty (10/12/10)

88. “Methodological Naturalism and Science”
Guest, Mark Navin’s philosophy of science course, Oakland University. (2/4/10)

87. “Evolution and Religion”
Guest lecture in MSU PHL 480 class (11/12/09)

86. “Watching Evolution in Action”
2 guest lectures in Okemos HS biology class (4/17/09)

85. “A Creationism Field Guild”
Guest lecture in MSU Anthro grad class (4/1/09)

84. “Using Evolutionary Computation to Investigate Evolutionary Processes: Philosophy, Research and Education” 
Guest lecture in MSU engineering graduate class (11/11/08)

83. “Navigating the Annual Review Process.” 
Lyman Briggs College faculty (10/7/08)

82. “Expelled: How ID Creationism Flunked Out.” 
Guest lecture in MSU Anthropology 840 graduate class (1/30/08)

80. “Observing the Evolution of Irreducible Complexity with Avida-ED”
Guest lecture in MSU PHL 480 class (9/13/07)

81. “Observing the Evolution of Irreducible Complexity with Avida-ED.”
Guest lecture in MSU PHL 480 class (9/13/07)

80. “Developing Evolutionary Computation Educational Software for Instruction in Biology and Philosophy of Science at MSU.”
The Center For Research On College Science Teaching And Learning. (4/10/07)

79. “Developing Evolutionary Computation Educational Software for Instruction in Biology and Philosophy of Science at MSU”
Explorations in Instructional Technology Brownbag. (3/16/2007)

78. “Religion, Science and Philosophy of Science in the Courtroom: The Kitzmiller Creationism Case”
MSU Honors College 50th Anniversary Colloquium. (2/24/2007)

77. “The Kitzmiller v Dover Trial”
MSU Freethinkers Association. (10/26/2006)

76. “Intelligent Design Creationism in Michigan”
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior. (10/25/2006)

75. “Avida-ED”
Guest lecture in Dan Steel's PHL 480 class (9/13/06)

74. "Building on Sand: How Intelligent Design Creationism Harms Both Science and Religion”,
Presbyterian Church of Okemos, Okemos MI. (9/10/06)

73. "Lessons from the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School Board"
Guest lecture in Norman Sauer’s Anthropology graduate seminar, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing MI. (2/1/06)

72. "Intelligent Design: The Scientist's View"
University Lutheran Church, East Lansing MI. (1/15/06)

71. "Built on Sand: The Collapsing Creationist Tower"
Torch Club, East Lansing MI. (11/21/05)

70. "What is Intelligent Design and how might you address it in your ISB/ISP class?"
Integrative Studies Faculty, MSU, East Lansing MI. (9/19/05)

69. "Built on Sand: The Collapsing Creationist Tower"
Don Hansen Memorial Lecture - Freethought Association of Western Michigan. (5/25/05)

68. "Response to Ted Peters"
Science & Religion Panel discussion. MSU (4/18/05)

67. "Organs of Extreme Perfection': The Design Argument meets Evolution, Then and Now."
MSU Anthropology Dept. Brown Bag talk. (4/7/05)

66. “Scientific Integrity and the Bush Administration”
Science and Technology in Today's Politics panel discussion. (10/27/04)

65. “Teaching Evolution and the Nature of Science”
In-service workshop for Gull Lake district school K-12 biology teachers. (8/30/04)

64. ‘Professional Ethics’
Women in Engineering. MSU, East Lansing (8/4/04)

63. ‘Medical Research Ethics: Lessons from the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Case’
DAPCEP. MSU, East Lansing (6/24/04)

62. ‘The Virtue of Scientific Objectivity’
Responsible Conduct of Research Series. MSU, East Lansing (2/24/04)

61. ‘From Texas to Michigan: Recent Creationist Attacks on Science Education’
Darwin Day panel. MSU, East Lansing (2/13/04)

60. ‘What Anthropologists Need to Know about the New Creationism’
Anthropology Department Brown Bag Seminar. MSU, East Lansing (1/28/04)

59. ‘Wet Artificial Life: Ethical Questions About Venter's Artificial Virus’
Computer Science 891. MSU, East Lansing (11/17/03)

58. ‘Professional Ethics and Engineering’
CSE 891: Digital Evolution and Biocomplexity (10/9/03)

57. ‘Human Cloning and Other Genetic Fears’
Chemical Engineering Education 301. MSU, East Lansing (3/19/03)

56. ‘Genetic Engineers as Modern Prometheans'
One Book, One Community. East Lansing (9/18/03)

55. ‘Aristotle on Learning, Virtue and Friendship: Charge to Initiates'
Phi Beta Kappa Banquet, MSU (4/27/03)

54. 'Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics'
American Atheists National Conference, Chicago, IL (4/19/03)

53. ‘Human Cloning and Other Genetic Fears’
CHE 491 course, MSU (3/19/03)

52. ‘Evolutionary Biology—A Light?: Houston Smith's Misunderstandings of Evolution'
Science, Religion, and Society Committee public panel (3/16/03)

51. ‘Smith's understanding of traditional, modern, postmodern thought concerning the nature of the world’
Science, Religion, and Society Committee public panel (2/23/03)

50. ‘What's Evolution Done for Me Recently?'
Southeast Michigan MENSA Association (2/15/03)

49. 'What Earth Historians Need to Know about the New Creationism'
Geology Dept. Colloquium, MSU (1/30/03)48. ‘The Ethics Challenge'
Chemical Engineering 301 course, MSU (11/21/02)

47. ‘What Dorothy Learned when the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas’
MSU Freethinkers Alliance (10/2/02)

46. ‘Facing Frankenfood and Other Genetic Fears’
CHE 491 course (Profs. Daina Briedis & Mark Worden), MSU (4/16/02)

45. 'On Teaching the Controversy: How should responsible educators deal with anti-evolutionism?' Phi Beta Kappa annual awards lecture, MSU (4/14/02)

44. ‘Qualitative Research and Scientific Objectivity’
Research Methods Series, MSU (2/28/02)

43. ‘Scientific Objectivity and Conflicts of Interest’
Responsible Conduct of Research Series, MSU (2/26/02)

42. ‘Kansas Redux?: Responding to the Michigan Neo-Creationism Legislation’
Freethought Association of Western Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College (10/10/01)

41. ‘Kansas Redux?: Responding to the Michigan Neo-Creationism Legislation’
University Libraries Lecture Series, MSU (9/19/01)

40. ‘Should Evolution be Taught in the Public Schools?: What Dorothy Learned When the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas’
LBS Science & Society Lecture Series (4/4/01)

39. ‘Scientific Objectivity and Conflicts of Interest’
MSU Responsible Conduct of Research Series (3/20/01)

38. ‘Environmental Ethics and Biodiversity”
MSU Zoology Club (2/20/01)

37. ‘What Biologists Need to Know about the Neocreationist Wedge Movement’
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Lecture Series, MSU (2/14/01)

36. ‘Pre-Existing Conditions: Disease Genes, Causation & Future of Medical Insurance’
Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Brown Bag Series (11/8/00)

35. ‘Can Darwinian Mechanisms Make Novel Discoveries?: Learning from discoveries made by evolving neural networks’ Philosophy Department Colloquium, MSU (11/3/00)

34. ‘Is Science Dogmatic?’
TCNJ Science, Ethics & Technology series (2/14/00)

33. ‘Tower of Babel' talk & book signing
Micawber Books, Nassau St., Princeton, NJ (2/9/00.)

32. ‘Ethics and Creationism’
Princeton Ethical Humanist Fellowship – Princeton Theological Seminary (1/9/00)

31. ‘On Teaching Evolution: Not in Kansas Anymore?’
Bliss Hall Colloquium (Nov. 17, 1999)

30. ‘Public and Private Justice in a Pluralistic Society: A Case Study’
TCNJ Athens to New York invited presentation (Oct. 27, 1999)

29. ‘Tower of Babel' talk & book signing.
Barnes & Nobel Bookstore, Topeka, KS (Oct. 22, 1999)

28. ‘The Scopes Monkey Trial’
TCNJ panel discussion (Oct. 15, 1999) Covered by CNN Headline News

26. ‘The Ethical Basis of Vegetarianism’
Earth Day, UT Austin (April 22, 1999)

25. ‘Advice for Pre-Medical Students’
Plan II Pre-Medical Society - UT Austin (Oct 14, 1998)

24. ‘Science, Religion and Methodological Naturalism’
Dean’s Scholars Lunch Talk, UT Austin (April 10, 1998)

23. ‘The Roots of Environmental Ethics’
Zoology 352 Man & Environment class, UT Austin (March 27, 1998)

22. ‘Philosophy of Science and the Creationism Controversy’
Zoology 310M Ecology, Evolution and Society class, UT Austin (March 24, 1998)

21. ‘Can Science test the Supernatural?’
University Skeptical Society, UT Austin (March 9, 1998)

20. ‘Philosophy of Science and the Creationism Controversy’
Zoology 310M Ecology, Evolution and Society class, UT Austin (April 29, 1997)

19. ‘A.I.D.S. and Professional Duties’
Microbiology 317 Biology of AIDS class, UT Austin (April 14, 1997)

18. ‘A.I.D.S. and the Concept of Disease’
Microbiology 317 Biology of AIDS class, UT Austin (April 11, 1997)

17. ‘The Roots of Environmental Ethics’
Zoology 352 Man & Environment class, UT Austin (March 20, 1997)

16. ‘A.I.D.S. and Professional Duties’
Microbiology 317 Biology of AIDS class, UT Austin (Nov. 13, 1996)

15. ‘A.I.D.S. and the Concept of Disease’
Microbiology 317 Biology of AIDS class, UT Austin (Nov. 11, 1996)

14. ‘Learning Through Discussion’
UT New Faculty Seminar (August 21, 1996)

13. ‘Being a Quaker Scientist’
Friends General Conference Gathering, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ontario
Weeklong workshop on Quakerism & science (June 29 - July 6, 1996)

12. ‘Scientific Creationism & Inference to the Best Explanation’
Friday Lunch Series, Philosophy Dept., UT Austin (March 29, 1996)
11. ‘Study Abroad’

Friday Lunch Series, Philosophy Dept., UT Austin (February 16, 1996)
10. ‘Ethics of Genetic Engineering’
Microbiology 226 class (Dr. Alice Reinarz), UT Austin (September 29, 1995)

9. ‘Euthanasia’
Educational Administration Ethics Class (Dr. Moore), UT Austin (April 1, 1995)

8. ‘Democracy and Scientific Elitism’
Dean’s Scholars’ Program, UT Austin (March 7, 1995)

7. ‘Is Controlling Population Growth a Moral Imperative?’
Texas Union International Awareness & Student Issues Committees Forum on Population Growth. Panel Discussion and Debate (October 11, 1994)

6. ‘The Evolution of Ethics’
Philosophy Dept. UT Austin, Friday Lunch “Ethics” Series (February 11, 1994)

5. ‘Japanese Zen: Philosophy Without Words’
Friday Lunch “World Philosophy” Series, Philo. Dept. UT Austin (April 16, 1993)

4. ‘The Ethics of Research with Human Subjects’
Friday Lunch “Philo. & the Disciplines” Series, Philo. Dept., UT Austin (April 10, 1992)

3. ‘Do Scientific Models Tell Us Anything About Reality?’
Dean’s Scholars’ Program, UT Austin (April 2, 1992)

2. ‘A Sherlockian Introduction to Induction’
Honors Science Classes, Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh PA (8/30/90)

1. ‘Proofs & Evidences: What May We Ask of Science?’
Honors Science Class, Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh PA.
Invited 2 part talk (Sept, 5 & 6, 1988)


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