New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives
Mon 7 - Wed 9 Nov 2016, 09:00 - 17:00
- Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
Scientific discussion meeting organised in partnership with the Royal Society by Professor Denis Noble CBE FMedSci FRS, Professor Nancy Cartwright FBA, Professor Sir Patrick Bateson FRS, Professor John Dupré and Professor Kevin Laland.
Developments in evolutionary biology and adjacent fields have produced calls for revision of the standard theory of evolution, although the issues involved remain hotly contested. This meeting will present these developments and arguments in a form that will encourage cross-disciplinary discussion and, in particular, involve the humanities and social sciences in order to provide further analytical perspectives and explore the social and philosophical implications.