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Design And Construction Of Two Large-Scale Botanical Models: A Sunflower Capitulum And A Grass Spikelet, Nisa Blackmon May 1995

Design And Construction Of Two Large-Scale Botanical Models: A Sunflower Capitulum And A Grass Spikelet, Nisa Blackmon

Nisa Blackmon

During the years that I worked on the models, my thoughts about the project changed significantly. I began with the simple goal of having my work culminate in two scientifically accurate, visually pleasing, durable models, which would be practical teaching tools. I envisioned a neat and tidy application of my skills as an artisan to the physical representation of scientific data. I should have known that very little about art or science is ever so easily encompassed. In my own artwork, I often make use of botanical forms and phenomena as a formal addition to the work, or as a ...


Scientific Outsiders And The Human Genome Project. Review Of Timothy F. Murphy And Marc A. Lappé, Justice And The Human Genome Project; Robert F. Weir, Susan S. Lawrence, And Evan Fales, Genes And Human Self-Knowledge: Historical And Philosophical Reflections On Modern Genetics; Tom Wilkie, Perilous Knowledge: The Human Genome Project And Its Implications, Susan M. Lindee Jan 1995

Scientific Outsiders And The Human Genome Project. Review Of Timothy F. Murphy And Marc A. Lappé, Justice And The Human Genome Project; Robert F. Weir, Susan S. Lawrence, And Evan Fales, Genes And Human Self-Knowledge: Historical And Philosophical Reflections On Modern Genetics; Tom Wilkie, Perilous Knowledge: The Human Genome Project And Its Implications, Susan M. Lindee

Departmental Papers (HSS)

The Human Genome Project, the international effort to map and sequence the genetic material of Homo sapiens, has by now generated a mass of information about DNA sequences. It has also generated an independent, but related, mass of texts exploring the philosophical, historical, sociological, and legal implications for medical care, human identity, law, politics, and reproduction that the project raises. Indeed, the Human Genome Project is perhaps most noteworthy for its status as the first and only scientific project to fund independent studies of its own social implications. The genome project budget in the United States, which is divided among ...


Darwinism Evolving: Systems Dynamics And The Genealogy Of Natural Selection, David Depew, Bruce Weber Dec 1994

Darwinism Evolving: Systems Dynamics And The Genealogy Of Natural Selection, David Depew, Bruce Weber

David J Depew

Darwinism Evolving examines the Darwinian research tradition in evolutionary biology from its inception to its turbulent present, arguing that recent advances in modeling the nonlinear dynamics of complex systems may well catalyze the next major phase of Darwinian evolutionism.While Darwinism has successfully resisted reduction to physics, the authors point out that it has from the outset developed and applied its core explanatory concept, natural selection, by borrowing models from dynamics, a branch of physics. The recent development of complex systems dynamics may afford Darwinism yet another occasion to expand its explanatory power.Darwinism's use of dynamical models has ...


Evolution, Ethics, And The Complexity Revolution, David Depew, Bruce Weber Dec 1994

Evolution, Ethics, And The Complexity Revolution, David Depew, Bruce Weber

David J Depew

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