Re: [asa] Evolution Conference Washington, DC

From: Dave Wallace <>
Date: Fri Sep 11 2009 - 07:06:56 EDT

Michael Roberts wrote:
> This is clearly an excellent conference on the scientific aspects of
> evolution and I would love to be able to go.
> The two women from Harvard are excellent scholars.
> There is great value in conferences which look at wider aspects of
> Darwin and evolution like the conference I have just attended in
> Germany (with one from Leningrad) . There was no science in it but it
> was most instructive.
> I do not know what Gregory is going on about, but that is what soap
> boxes are for:)
I found this on digg this morning:

> The Evolution of Darwin's Theory (Interactive Visualization) /view!/
> <>

You need Java installed to view it.

This summer one of the books I read was constantly using evolution as
what seemed to be a synonym for progress. It was rather like the
technological optimism of the 19th century and early 20th century. By
the end of the book I was quite sick of the word evolution in the way it
was being used thus I have a little sympathy for Greg's position.

Dave W

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