We are living through one of the strangest and most anxiety-provoking times that most of us can remember—in lockdown, separated from friends, lovers, colleagues, work, extended family, and in some cases immediate family, to slow the spread of this new virus, SARS-CoV-2. The threat of this virus, and the effectivenessRead More →

What is the impact of the philosophy of science on science? In the following guest post *, Mahdi Khelfaoui (UQTR), Yves Gingras (UQAM), Maël Lemoine (Bordeaux) and Thomas Pradeu (Bordeaux) discuss their recent empirical research on this question. [Hearson McArthur Microscope, c.1930s, detail] Which scientific disciplines cite the philosophy ofRead More →

Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith Metazoans: the animal spirit and the birth of consciousness https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/understanding-animal-consciousness/13095504 https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/metazoa-traces-the-evolutionary-history-of-consciousness/13125132 In his acclaimed book, Other minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith explored the spirit of the octopus – the closest thing to an intelligent alien on Earth. In Metazoa, he extends his investigation to animals in general, studying theRead More →

Students in Dr. Karen Guzman’s Introductory Research Course filled the second floor of the Campbell University Science Building this morning with posters that summarized a semester’s worth of study and analysis of the published research project of their choice. The Biology 205 poster presentations have been a popular event inRead More →