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Stephen J. Gould Memorial Meeting

"Stephen J. Gould's Legacy: Nature, History, Society"

Stephen J. Gould

On May 10 and 11 2012, in Venice, Palazzo Franchetti hosted an international meeting, organized by  the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti , on the tenth anniversary of  Stephen Jay Gould's death. Palaeontologist at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, eminent evolutionary biologist, science writer, science historian and opinion maker, Gould gave us an extended and revised version of the theory of evolution, his "Darwinian pluralism", which is today an excellent frame for understanding the scientific  advancements in many evolutionary fields.

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

Guido BARBUJANI, UniversitÓ degli studi di Ferrara
Mismeasuring man thirty years later 

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Marcello BUIATTI, UniversitÓ degli studi di Firenze
Biological complexity and punctuated equilibria

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Andrea CAVAZZINI, UniversitÚ de LiŔge
Beyond (and without) the invisible hand. Transfer of concepts between economics and evolutionary theory

 
 
 

Niles ELDREDGE, American Museum of Natural History, New York
Stephen Jay Gould in the 1960s and 1970s, and the Origin of "Punctuated Equilibria"

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T. RYAN GREGORY, University of Guelph
A Gouldian view of the genome

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Alberto GUALANDI, UniversitÓ degli studi di Bologna
The Gould effect. Neoteny, exaptation and human sciences

 
 
 

Richard C. LEWONTIN, Harvard University

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Elisabeth LLOYD, Indiana University
Gould and adaptation: San Marco 33 years later

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Giuseppe LONGO, CNRS; Ecole Normale SupÚrieure, Paris
Randomness increases biological organization: a mathematical understanding of Gould's critique of evolutionary progress

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Winfried MENNINGHAUS, Freie Universitńt Berlin
Darwin's theory of music, rhetoric and poetry. A (partly) Gouldian perspective

 
 
 

Alessandro MINELLI, UniversitÓ degli studi di Padova; Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Individuals, hierarchies, and the levels of selection. A chapter in Gould's evolutionary theory

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Gerd M▄LLER, Konrad Lorenz Institute, Vienna; Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Beyond Spandrels: S.J. Gould, EvoDevo, and the Extended Synthesis

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Marco PAPPALARDO, McGill University, Montreal
Stephen Jay Gould's hypothesis on neoteny in humans

 
 
 

Telmo PIEVANI, UniversitÓ degli studi di Milano Bicocca; Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Ten years without Stephen J. Gould: the scientific heritage

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Klaus SCHERER, UniversitÚ de GenŔve
Affect bursts as evolutionary precursors of speech and music

 
 
 

Ian TATTERSALL, American Museum of Natural History, New York
Steve Gould's intellectual legacy to anthropology

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