1991-92: Biology and Culture & The Rhetoric of Science

Biology and Culture

November 20, 1991
  • Speaker: Susan Oyama (Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice): "Ontogeny and Phylogeny: A Case of Metarecapitualtion?"
  • Commentator: Richard Burian (STS, Virginia Tech)
January 22, 1992
  • Speaker: Richard Lewontin (Zoology, Harvard University): "Biology as a Social Weapon"
March 11, 1992

Colloquium:  "Cultural Group Selection: An Empirical Evaluation" 

  • Robert Boyd (Anthropology, UCLA): "Models of Cultural Evolution"
  • Commentator: Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Comparative Literature and English, Duke)

 

The Rhetoric of Science

April 2, 1992
  • Speaker: Brian Rotman (Professor of Mathematics; independent scholar; Author of "Signifying Nothing: The Semiotics of Zero" (1988) and "Ad Infinitum: The Ghost in Turing's Machine-Taking God Out of Mathematics and Putting the Body Back In":  "Circa 2000"
April 3, 1992
  • Speaker: Brian Rotman (Professor of Mathematics; independent scholar; Author of "Signifying Nothing: The Semiotics of Zero" (1988) and Ad Infinitum: The Ghost in Turing's Machine-Taking God Out of Mathematics and Putting the Body Back In":  "The Technology of Mathematical Persuasion"