EDU-Talk subscription form

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To apply to join EDU-Talk, the Evo Devo Universe scholarly discussion community on Google Groups, please complete the following brief questions and email them to list moderator Clement Vidal.

Application Questions (will be posted as your New Member Introduction)

  1. Name:
  2. Email address (to be used on Google Groups):
  3. City (or cities) and country (or countries) of residence:
  4. Personal and/or professional websites (if any):
  5. Education, experience, or affiliations relevant to EDU Themes or Questions (1 paragraph or more):
  6. Research interests with respect to EDU Themes or Questions (1 paragraph or more):
  7. Publications (peer-reviewed, trade, or other) related to EDU Themes or Questions. Please provide URLs of your publications in open-access:


  1. How did you hear about the Evo Devo Universe research community?
  2. Do you have any advice or feedback to improve management of the community?

Thank you for your patience in allowing a few days for your submission to be processed. If accepted, you will receive a "Welcome to EDU-Talk" message in your email and a link to the Google group with posting instructions, threaded discussions and searchable archives. The answers you provide in Questions 1-7 will be posted to the list by the moderator as your New Member Introduction. If not accepted, you will be informed by a list moderator. There are minimal scholarship and research relevancy requirements for list members.

We are particularly seeking cosmologists, physicists, biologists, cognitive and social scientists, computer scientists and technology scholars, philosophers, systems theorists, complexity theorists, and other scholars interested in exploring and critiquing models, hypotheses, and questions relating to the extent and interaction of evolutionary (or quasi-evolutionary) and developmental (or quasi-developmental) processes in the universe and its subsystems.

A Brief Note On Scope: Such topics as non-naturalistic teleology, intelligent design, supernaturalism, theology, and science and spirituality convergence are outside the scope of our community. Hypotheses of directionality (systemic trajectory), orthogenesis (systemic improvement) and teleology (systemic purpose) may be discussed, but only from a naturalistic or developmental perspective, with the aim to find quantifiable, testable, and falsifiable models. Transcendentalist (future of information, intelligence, mind or consciousness) and moral-ethical philosophical hypotheses and prescriptions should strive to remain grounded in known or proposed natural (physical, chemical, biological, cultural, technological) processes, and to explore empirical/measurable/testable implications of the precepts. Please see Themes and Questions for any other questions about the scope of the EDU community.

Privacy Notice: All personal information that is shared in the EDU-Talk community is confidential to the group. EDU-Talk follows the Chatham House Rule to encourage open discussion. You are free to publicly use any scholarly information discussed in EDU-Talk, but to encourage free discussion, neither the verbatim quotations of participants, nor the identity or affiliation of group members (attribution) may be disclosed outside the group without explicit consent. Thank you.