In 1999, Mike Dietrich, Rob McClung and I organized a symposium on the influence that the ideas of Darwinian evolution have had on other disciplines outside biology.  The President’s Office at Dartmouth paid for the symposium, and we were able to assemble a distinguished group of speakers from many different disciplines.  Below you can find links to the presentations in the symposium.  As you watch the videos of the presentations you can advance the speaker’s slides to follow along.

Major Hat Tip to Milo Johnson for updating the formatting of the videos so we could bring this back.


 Darwinian Evolution Across the Disciplines

 A symposium held at Dartmouth College on 29-30 October 1999

Man Is a Worm

The links below will take you to videos and slides for each talk.  The other links correspond to the speakers’ websites and the websites of the institutions they taught at when they gave the talk.  Please contact us if you have any issues playing the videos.

Plenary Lecture: The Success of Science and Social Norms

David Hull (Northwestern University)

 

Biological Evolution and Cultural History

Richard Lewontin (Harvard University)

 

Computing a la Darwin:Theory and Applications of Evolutionary Computation

Melanie Mitchell (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

 

Darwinian Medicine: The Pleasures and Perils of New Questions

Randolph Nesse (University of Michigan)

 

Darwin, Veblen and the Problem of Causality in Economics

Geoffrey Hodgson (Cambridge University)

 

Cultural Evolution Is Darwinian

Peter Richerson (University of California, Davis)

 

Religious Groups as Adaptive Units

David Sloan Wilson (University of Binghamton)

 

Why We Need An Evolutionary Psychology

Denise Cummins (University of California, Davis)

 

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