Cloned Sheep Among Topics Of Herbert H. Reynolds Lectureship

April 5, 2000

by LoAna Lopez

"Cloned Sheep, Headless Frogs, Human Futures: Meanings for the New Biology" will be the topic of the Herbert H. Reynolds Lectureship in the History and Philosophy of Science. Dr. Everett Mendelsohn, professor and chair of the department of the history of science at Harvard University, is the featured speaker. The lecture begins at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center on the Baylor University campus.

Mendelsohn has worked extensively on the history of the life sciences and the social history of science and the relations of science to modern societies. At Harvard, he teaches a large undergraduate course on science and society in the 20th century. He also teaches on the Darwinian Revolution. He is the founder and former editor of the Journal of the History of Biology and a founder of the yearbook Sociology of the Sciences. Mendelsohn has written and edited several works including The Practices of Human Genetics (1999) and Israeli-Palestinian Security Issues in the Permanent Status Negotiations (co-authored with Jeffrey Boutwell, 1995).

The Herbert H. Reynolds Lectureship in the History and Philosophy of Science was established in 1998 by a gift to the Baylor University department of philosophy from the Herbert H. and Joy C. Reynolds Endowment Fund for University Excellence. It brings to the Baylor campus an internationally recognized scholar in the sciences or in the philosophy or history of science. The recipient of the lectureship serves in residence at Baylor for two weeks, presents a public lecture, participates as a co-professor in a philosophy of science seminar and is available for classroom participation in appropriate courses.

For more information, contact the Baylor philosophy department at 710-3368.

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