Thursday, June 10, 2004

Il panorama internazionale e’ ricco di proposte, eccole:

The Impact of Species Concept on Biodiversity Studies
Paul-Michael Agapow, Olaf R P Bininda-Emonds, Keith A Crandall, John L Gittleman, Georgina M Mace, Jonathon C Marshall, and Andy Purvis
The Quarterly Review of Biology. Volume 79 number 2 (June 2004)

Un articolo di Sterelny che gia’ conosciamo per aver pubblicato il recente libro su Dawkins/Gould (Cortina Raffaello, 2004).
Never Apologize, Always Explain. BioScience Volume: 54 Issue: 5 Pages: 460-462
Una review su A Devil’s Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love. Richard
Dawkins. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2003, di prossima traduzione in italiano
Potete leggere il testo completo al seguente indirizzo web

Eccovi una nuova review sul tema Evo-Devo:
How can we understand the construction of an organism?Comptes Rendus Biologies, Volume: 327, Issue: 5, May, 2004
Weydert, André pp. 421-429
Questo e’ l’abstract
Since a dozen years, biology is in a state of permanent technical and conceptual excitement. The pendulum is swinging back from the selectionist populationist biology of Darwin - the organism is a black box: viewed from the outside - to the mechanistic embryology of Aristotle - viewed from the inside of the organism - leading to a new interpretation of old concepts. This short text tries to get to the meaning of these events by putting them in historical and epistemological perspectives, through such concepts as teleology and differentiation, on the way describing several paradoxes: experimental results yield a detailed description of purposeless mechanical devices, explaining Nature, which, to us, appears purposeful. To cite this article: A. Weydert, C. R. Biologies 327 (2004).

Infine segnalo l’offerta di accesso libero, preceduta soltanto da una semplce iscrizione al sito, alla Biblioteca Virtuale dell’ American Institute of Biological Sciences. Potrete accedere a numerose (64) presentazioni multimediali in lingua inglese concernenti le Scienze della vita. Segnalo l’ascolto in viva voce di una delle ultime interviste a Stephen Jay Gould, le interviste a Mayr, Wilson e altri studiosi delle scienze della vita.

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