Cambridge Science Historian To Speak At Baylor March 1

Feb. 24, 2005

by Judy Long

Dr. Martin Rudwick will deliver the 2005 Herbert H. Reynolds Lecture in the History and Philosophy of Science at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in room B110 in the Baylor Sciences Building on the Baylor University campus. The topic will be "Geology and Genesis: A Historical Perspective on the Interaction of Two Historical Sciences." Rudwick, a research scholar at Cambridge University and professor emeritus at University of California at San Diego (UCSD), is internationally known for his book, The Meaning of Fossils, the pre-eminent text on the history of earth sciences.

Rudwick was educated in Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated with first class honors in natural sciences, and he later received his doctoral degree in paleo-zoology at Cambridge. He taught there in the department of geology until his growing interest in history of science was recognized by an appointment to the faculty of the department of history and philosophy of science. He also later taught history of science at University of Amsterdam, Princeton and UCSD.

The Reynolds Lectureship was established in 1998 by a gift to the department of philosophy from the Herbert H. and Joy C. Reynolds Endowment Fund for University Excellence. The series brings to campus an internationally recognized scholar in the sciences or in the philosophy or history of science.

The 2005 lecture is sponsored cooperatively by the departments of biology, chemistry and biochemistry, geology, history, physics, philosophy and psychology and neuroscience. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the department of philosophy at (254) 710-3368.

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