The tenth conference of the International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Group was held at the University of Notre Dame on June 24-28, 2009 and hosted several hundred scholars and teachers from thirty different nations and featured sessions on history, philosophy and sociology of science and the impact these studies can and do have on primary, secondary and collegiate teaching.
The Springer Lecture will be given by Robert T. Pennock who is an associate professor in the Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Computer Science at Michigan State University. He received his PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991. Pennock’s research focuses on epistemic and ethical values as they relate to scientific methodology, and also on using the behaviour of artificial life to examine processes of evolutionary change. He is the author of Tower of Babel: The Evidence against the New Creationism (MIT Press, 1999), which provides a critical analysis of the significant developments in the creationist movement in the 1990’s, and editor of Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics (MIT Press, 2001).
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