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Select Publications by EDU Community Scholars

Up to five references per scholar, with links to author publication lists where available.

Mary Ann Allison, author and scholar of complexity and evolutionary process in sociology and culture.

Robin Allott, author and scholar in linguistics, evolutionary psychology, and linguistic theories of cultural evolution.

Milan Circovic, astrophysicist and scholar in cosmology, astrobiology, philosophy of science and futures studies.

Jean Chaline, paleontologist and biologist applying scale relativity and acceleration models to biological and human evolution.

James A. Coffman, developmental biologist and scholar studying the connection between developmental ascendancy and causality.

Joël de Rosnay, systems theorist, futurist, prolific author, and scholar in symbiosis and computer science.

Steven J. Dick, historian of science, prolific author, expert on astrobiology, astrosociology, and SETI.

Taner Edis, physicist, philosopher, scholar of complex systems and the naturalistic world view.

  • Edis, T. (2002) The Ghost in the Universe (Amazon), Prometheus Books. ISBN 1573929778
  • Edis, T. (1998) How Godel's Theorem Supports the Possibility of Machine Intelligence. Minds and Machines 8:251.

Börje Ekstig, physicist, scholar of biological, social and technol. evolution, proposer of condensation of development.

George F. R. Ellis, one of the world's leading theorists in cosmology. See the wikipedia article.

James N. Gardner, complexity theorist, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the selfish biocosm hypothesis.

Tom Gehrels, distinguished astronomer, cosmologist and scholar in universal evolution and multiverse models.

Carlos Gershenson, complexity theorist researching self-organization, evolution, ALife, and cognition.

Richard Gordon, embryologist and theoretical biologist exploring development, genetics, and evolution.

Hari M. Gupta, theoretical physicist and scholar in power law distributions and evolution.

William F. Harms, philosopher and scholar in cultural evolution, information, and moral ecologies.

Francis Heylighen, systems theorist and cyberneticist focusing on the evolution of complexity.

David Holcman, mathematician and computational biologist modeling microstructures in biological systems.

  • Holcman, D., Kasatkin, V. & Prochiantz, A. (2007) Modeling homeoprotein intercellular transfer unveils a parsimonious mechanism for gradient and boundary formation in early brain development. Journal of Theoretical Biology 249:503-517.

Gerard Jagers op Akkerhuis, entomologist, ecotoxicologist, scholar in evolution and hierarchy theory.

John A. Leslie, philosopher of science and cosmology, distinguished scholar in anthropic reasoning.

Giuseppe Longo (all papers are available at [1]

  • Giuseppe Longo, Pierre-E. Tendero. The differential method and the causal

incompleteness of Programming Theory in Molecular Biology. In Foundations of Science, n. 12, pp. 337-366, 2007

  • Francis Bailly, Giuseppe Longo. Randomness and Determination in the

interplay between the Continuum and the Discrete. Special issue: Mathematical Structures in Computer Science 17(2), pp. 289-307, 2007

  • Francis Bailly, Giuseppe Longo. Extended Critical Situations, in J. of

Biological Systems, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 309-336, June 2008.

  • Giuseppe Longo. From exact sciences to life phenomena: following

Schrödinger and Turing on Programs, Life and Causality. Concluding lecture at "From Type Theory to Morphological Complexity: A Colloquium in Honor of Giuseppe Longo," to appear in Information and Computation, special issue, 2009.

  • Francis Bailly, Giuseppe Longo. Biological Organization and Anti-Entropy.
To appear in J. Biological Systems, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2009.

(anti-entropy.pdf)

  • Giuseppe Longo, Thierry Paul. The Mathematics of Computing between Logic

and Physics. Invited paper, "Computability in Context: Computation and Logic in the Real World ", (Cooper, Sorbi eds) Imperial College Press/World Scientific, 2008.

  • Giuseppe Longo. Randomness and Determination, from Physics and Computing

towards Biology. Invited Lecture at the 5th International Conference on: Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, Spindleruv mlyn (Czech Republic), January 24-30, 2009, to appear in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2009.

  • Giuseppe Longo. Critique of Computational Reason in the Natural Sciences,
In  "Fundamental Concepts in Computer Science"   (E. Gelenbe and J.-P.

Kahane, eds.), Imperial College Press/World Scientific, 2007.

Jean-Pierre Luminet, astrophysicist presently specializing in black holes and cosmology.

G. Rama Murthy, computer engineer and specialist in neural networks and intelligent systems.

Laurent Nottale, cosmologist and pioneering theorist in scale relativity and fractal space-time.

Alain Prochiantz, neurobiologist and specialist of cerebral morphogenesis and stochastic developmental processes.

  • Prochiantz, A. (2000) (On the Development of) Machine-Esprit, Odile Jacob, 213 p.
  • Kasatkin, V., Prochiantz, A. & Holcman, D. (2008) Morphogenetic gradients and the stability of boundaries between neighbouring morphogenetic regions. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 70:156-178.

Stanley N. Salthe, theoretical biologist, scholar in developmentalism, thermodynamics, ecology and natural philosophy.

John M. Smart, systems theorist studying accelerating change and evolutionary development.

Fred Spier, anthropologist, scholar of big history (cosmic origins to modern society).

John Stewart, evolutionary thinker, author and evolutionary activist.

Robert E. Ulanowicz, eminent ecologist, pioneer of developmental ascendancy, and scholar of process philosophy.

Pushkar G. Vaidya, astrobiologist, author, and proposer of the cosmic contact censorship hypothesis.

Clement Vidal, philosopher and systems theorist studying evolutionary cosmology.

Jan Visser, physicist and cog. scientist, scholar in learning development from evolutionary and ecological perspectives.

Peter Winiwarter, transdisciplinary researcher in complex systems, neural networks and evolution.


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Other Scholars and Publications of Interest to the Community (Living Scholars)

Up to five references per scholar, with links to author publication lists where available.

Richard Albright, scholar in technology roadmapping, strategic and technology foresight.

W. Brian Arthur, economist, scholar in complexity, non-equilibrium economics, innovation and technology evolution.

Robert Aunger, biological anthropologist, scholar of memetics and accelerating evolutionary transitions in big (universal) history.

Jesse H. Ausubel, industrial ecologist, scholar of industrial evolution, technology substitution, dematerialization and decarbonization.

Robert Axelrod, political scientist, game theorist, pioneering scholar in the evolution of cooperation and social norms.

Pierre Baldi, computer scientist, biologist, scholar in bioinformatics and machine learning.

Timothy F. Bresnahan, economist, scholar in technological competition, general purpose technologies, and technical productivity.

Daniel R. Brooks, theoretical biologist, ecologist, scholar in evolution, self-organization, and information theory.

Eric J. Chaisson, educator and astrophysicist, scholar in the origin, evolution, and unification of universal complexity.

David Christian, historian, scholar in world and human history, pioneer of big history (cosmic origins to modern society).

Louis Crane, mathematician, scholar in geometric topology, quantum field theory and proposer of the meduso-anthropic principle.

Gerald Edelman, eminent biologist, scholar in immune systems and neural development.

Amnon H. Eden, computer scientist, scholar in philosophy of computer science and technology acceleration studies.

John F. Gantz, senior executive, specializing in market modeling and information growth forecasting and metrics.

Gary Greenberg, comparative and developmental psychologist, seeking unified theories for macrodevelopment of animal behavior.

James B. Hartle, eminent theoretical astrophysicist and cosmologist, scholar in the origins and limits of predictability.

Crawford S. Holling, ecologist, pioneering scholar in panarchy (a hierarchy and adaptive cycles theory).

John Hawks, paleoanthropologist and geneticist, studying acceleration in human evolution.

Anders Johansen, physicist and scholar in scale invariance and cooperative phenomena in complex systems.

Christof Koch, cognitive biologist, information theorist and engineer studying the neuronal correlates of consciousness.

Raymond Kurzweil, distinguished inventor, researcher in artificial intelligence, and scholar in futures studies.

Robert B. Laughlin, Nobel prize-winning physicist, scholar of philosophy of science, emergence and collective behavior.

Robert J. Lifton, psychiatrist, pioneer in psychohistory, developer of the theory of symbolic immortality.

Christopher L. Magee, mechanical and systems engineer, scholar of technological progress dynamics.

Hans Moravec, roboticist and futurist, pioneer in computing performance growth models.

Béla Nagy, statistician and computational experimentalist, scholar in dynamical and technological prediction and prediction uncertainty.

Akop P. Nazaretyan, psychologist, culturologist, scholar of big (universal) history.

Stuart A. Newman, chemical physicist, cell biologist, scholar of dynamical patterning modules (DPMs) and self-organization of development.

William D. Nordhaus, distinguished economist, scholar in climate change and computing productivity growth models.

Alexander D. Panov, physicist, scholar of big (universal) history, and accelerating change in universal history.

  • Panov, A.D. (2004). The crisis of Universal history’s planetary cycle. Mercury of Russian Academy of Sciences 74(6):537-550. (In Russian).

Massimo Pigliucci, geneticist, ecologist, philosopher, researcher in epigenetics and extended evolutionary synthesis.

Ulf Pillkahn, strategy consultant, computer scientist, scholar in strategic foresight and innovation management.

Tomaso Poggio, computational neuroscientist studying vision neural networks in living and machine systems.

Robert G.B. Reid, theoretical biologist, defines evolution as destabilizing innovation/variation and stabilizing natural selection.

Frank P. Ryan, physician, scholar in genomic creativity and human-retroviral symbiosis.

Eric D. Schneider, biologist, systems scientist and scholar in thermodynamics in complex systems.

Quentin Smith, naturalistic philosopher of cosmology, physics, time, and language.

Lee Smolin, eminent theoretical physicist, loop quantum gravity scholar, proposer of the theory of cosmological natural selection.

Graeme D. Snooks, economist, social scientist, and scholar of evolutionary dynamics and big history.

Olaf Sporns, computational biologist, scholar in models of neural circuitry, graph theory, embodied robotics (animats).

Victor J. Stenger, prolific author, naturalistic philosopher, emeritus physicist, cosmologist, and astronomer.

Giulio Tononi, psychiatrist, sleep researcher, pioneer of the integrated information theory of consciousness.

Jack E. Triplett, economist and scholar in metrics and models for services and technical productivity.

Peter Turchin, ecologist and mathematician, pioneer in cliodynamics (mathematical models of social change).

Valentin F. Turchin, computer scientist, cybernetician, evolution scholar, proposer of meta-system transitions theory.

J. Scott Turner, physiologist, scholar in the extended phenotype (organism and environment) and the natural emergence of design.

Geoffrey B. West, physicist and scholar in scaling and growth laws in living, social, and technological systems.

Wojciech H. Zurek, distinguished physicist, quantum and classical information theorist, proposer of the theory of quantum Darwinism.

Other Scholars and Publications of Interest to the Community (Deceased Scholars)

Edward R. Harrison, eminent cosmologist, first proposer of cosmological natural selection with intelligence (CNS-I).

François Meyer, biologist and pioneering scholar of log-periodic acceleration in life and cultural evolution.

  • Meyer, F. (1947) L'acceleration evolutive. Essai sur le rythme evolutif et son interpretation quantique, Librairie des Sciences et des Arts, Paris, 67p.
  • Meyer, F. (1954) Problématique de l'évolution, Presses Universitaires de France, 279p.

Arthur Willey, biologist and early scholar of evolutionary convergence (homoplasy).

Online Bibliographies and Databases

Natural Genesis, A sourcebook for the worldwide discovery of a creative organic universe Arthur Fabel provides 2,000 annotated and anthologized references with a great overlap with EDU Themes.

Selection Theory Bibliography, Gary A. Cziko and Donald T. Campbell. 1,100 references (1997 and earlier) to meta-Darwinian (beyond genetic) selectionist models, primarily in cognitive science.

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