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Darwin-L Message Log 5:151 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:151>From phlkcs@gsusgi2.gsu.edu  Wed Jan 26 12:08:31 1994

Date: Wed, 26 Jan 1994 13:08:09 -0500 (EST)
From: "Kelly C. Smith" <phlkcs@gsusgi2.gsu.edu>
Subject: Re: Introductions are welcome
To: DARWIN@steffi.uncg.edu

  As per the recent prod that those of us who follow the goings-on on
DARWIN-L silently should step forward into the light:
  My name is Kelly C. Smith and I teach in the Philosophy department at
Georgia State University,
though I am currently searching for a tenure-track job.  I am just
finishing my Ph.D. at Duke University which discusses in detail the
failings of what I call "gene-centric biology".  By gene-centric biology
I have in mind on the one hand the sort of genic selectionism championed
by Richard Dawkins and on the other the sorts of "genetic program"
metaphors in developmental biology which are coming to dominate the field
(in funding, if not in ideas).   I did an M.S. in Zoology at Duke as
well, working on seasonal polyphenisms in Buckeye butterflies.
  I am always happy to mail out reprints of my work (and even copies of
the Big Book Report), discuss these and related ideas, argue with those
who stubbornly refuse to follow the path of Biological righteousness, etc.
If anyone I have not already contacted in interested in such things,
please drop me a line...
Th-th-that's all folks
Kelly

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