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"Thanks, Michael, and for the invitation. I did not know of this forum previously.    Busy day,  busy weekend, but I'll upgrade my profile asap ...  "
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Self-employed, independent college-level educator, living in central Maine, US, offering lectures, seminars and courses about systems sciences, live sciences, geophysiology and type II climate change (abrupt, chaotic, extreme).
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I hold a PhD in ecology and evolution (UNM, 1990). Thus, even though a scientist, my interests hover on the edges of philosophy. After all, science emerges from a context defined (at least approximated) by philosophy. Many of the scientists whose ideas I teach have strong philosophical positions (not that I agree with all): Lynn Margulis, James Lovelock, Humberto Maturana, Francisco Varela, Harold Morowitz, Stephen Wolfram to mention a few. I would add science oriented, non-scientist writers like William Irwin Thompson and Dianne Dumanoski. I teach the science of Gaia as a central part of my program, but am increasingly interested in the philosophical implications of that idea for the future of our species.

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At 2:09pm on November 19, 2011, Alder Stone Fuller said…

Thanks, Michael, and for the invitation. I did not know of this forum previously. 

 

Busy day,  busy weekend, but I'll upgrade my profile asap ...

 

At 2:03pm on November 19, 2011, Michael T Stowers said…

Glad to see you here.  :-)

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