Even before Darwin authored “On the Origin of Species” he used variants of the term ‘selection’ to describe the (now well-known) theory of evolution by natural selection. In the 19th century England, ‘selection’ was in common use among animal … Read more ›
A Simple Model of Attachment
The image above was the first draft. This is the second. Thanks to Aliya for good, perceptive comments.
Culture as the processes that allow the uptake of processes, procedures, information, beliefs, values and social … Read more ›
Mountains and Landscapes as Heuristics
In the 1930s, evolutionary geneticist Sewall Wright pulled together research strands in the biology of inbreeding, the genetics of coat color in guinea pigs, statistical methods (including path analysis), and mathematics that codified the changes in … Read more ›
This post consists of some notes that looking at the analogy of natural & artificial selection to design and its consequences. A worthwhile paper on a related but different topic is Christina Cogdell’s Products or Bodies? Streamline Design and Eugenics … Read more ›
If you are willing to accept some non-human based research in pursuit of the human, you might find these helpful. They have a pretty heavy biological and philosophical bent to them. Some like Gablik, Miller, Darwin, and Dissanyake provide pretty … Read more ›
Disaggregation among natural and social scientific communities can lead to misunderstandings about the different components of disaster management andÂ socio-ecological systems.Â Terms like resilient, adaptive, robust are often used to describe systems and their processes and come up in the … Read more ›
I’m picky when it comes to using metaphors. They reveal so much about the biases and commitments that underscore our thinking and, more importantly, how that thinking gets translated into physical manifestations and action.
Cathy Davidson at HASTAC has written … Read more ›
This is actually a really old post from when I was doing my master’s work in host-parasite biology. Nonetheless, it turns out that I’m revisiting it in preparation for an upcoming project.
Behavioral differences between the sexes may explain sexually dimorphic … Read more ›
One of the questions that’s been nagging at me is if the CEMA lab that we’ve been building is an applied testing ground for Science, Technology and Society (STS) Theory and Practice. Wikipedia describes Science and technology studies (STS) … Read more ›
The exhibition of Sui generis continues this week in the Windows Room (3rd floor) at Palmer Commons (hours: 7:30 am-11pm Mon-Sat). The exhibition is open to the public now through April 13th, 2007.
A reception will be held on Friday, March … Read more ›
The collaborative work of graduate student Gabriel Harp and Chris Landau (MFA ’06) on the Organelle View project was published in the January issue of Nucleic Acids Research.
“The project makes a gigantic leap in the distribution of biological dataâ€“moving it … Read more ›
Now more than ever, the concepts, practices, and influences of evolutionary biology communicate experiences of evolution in contemporary life and culture. How do we understand these experiences? The mechanisms of natural selection, sexual selection, migration, mutation, and genetic drift are … Read more ›