Conversation about AI (2023-07-04)
My conversation with Prof. Shimon Ullman about the implications of AI is now availble on Youtube.
Podcast appearance (2023-02-02)
I was interviewed for Haaretz’s scientific podcast on the discovery of the DNA double helix structure. Available on all major platforms.
Human Evolutionary Transitions (2023-02-02)
Our new special issue (co-edited with Yohay Carmel, Ayelet Shavit, and Eörs Szathmáry is out! Be sure to check it out. Many thanks to all the amazing contributors!
New talk for download (2023-02-02)
MP3 of recent talk on conspiracy theories is available for download on the talks page.
Please note that I am now on Mastodon. Find me @email@example.com
Check out our new paper on ENCODE, where we explain how to think about it in the context of understanding what genomes are.
ISH !!! (2021-07-11)
Be sure to come and say hi at ISH! I’ll be speaking about populations as memory systems.
Check out our new paper on Richard Lewontin’s models of chromosomes . We are greatly saddened by his passing. May he rest in peace.
Supervised Reading (2020-10-1)
This semester’s text: Ian Hacking, The Taming of Chance (1990).
Online Talks (2020-10-1)
Several popular talks in Hebrew were added to the Talks page. Check them out.
Oh Man, Oh Machine (2017-07-06)
Videos from the conference (including my talk) are now online
Data Mining (2016-09-11)
Boaz Miller will be presenting our work on history of data mining at HSS 2016 (November).
IHPLS opening event and public lecture (to be given by Alfred Taber): November 30th. Save the date.
Next year teaching: Cultural Evolution, Cognition and the Baldwin Effect; Models and Simulations in Philosophy; Philosophy of Biology.
Apply for PhD fellowship! Post-doc also possible.
Landcapes of Collectivity in the Life Sciences. Starting next Sunday!!
Next year teaching: Models and Simulations in Philosophy; Levels of Selection; Narratives and Imagination; Fringe Science. Stay tuned.
Next year teaching: Philosophy of Biology (advanced seminar); Reading Darwin; Fraud and Hoaxes in Science. Stay tuned.
We were awarded a Safra grant for studying the intellectual history of data mining algorithms. Stay tuned for more information soon.
Two seminars next year will have a strong formal facet, and include discussion of simulations and analytic models. Students from CS and theoretical biology are welcome to attend.
A new academic year is about to begin. Please make sure you know when the philbio group is meeting and are on the mailing list!
See courses page for next year’s offerings.
Slides for Biological Computation now available.
Course notes & Journal Club (2011-08-5)
Course notes on Price equation and random variables are online. Comments very welcome!
Consider joining the history and philosophy of biology club.
Social Origins (2011-01-8)
Uploaded my abstracts for Social Origins of Language workshop.
I’ll be participating in the workshop Social Origins of Language at UCL, Feb. 14-17. Looking forward to the discussion!
site update (2010-09-1)
This is version 0.1 of this website. Please let me know if something is not working correctly.