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'''Evo Devo Universe''' is a global community of '''physicists''', '''chemists''', '''biologists''', '''cognitive''' and '''social scientists''', '''technologists''', '''philosophers''', '''complexity''' and '''systems theorists''' who are interested in better characterizing the relationship and difference between '''evolutionary''' and '''developmental processes''' in the universe and its subsystems. The project originated from [[John Smart]] and [[Clément_Vidal|Clément Vidal]] in Jan 2008.
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'''Evo Devo Universe''' is a global community of theoretical and applied '''physicists''', '''chemists''', '''geologists''', ff'''biologists''', '''cognitive''' and '''social scientists''', '''economists''', '''computer scientists''', '''technologists''', '''philosophers''', '''information theorists''', '''complexity scholars''' and '''systems theorists''' who are interested in better characterizing the relationship and difference between '''evolutionary''' and '''developmental processes''' in the universe and its subsystems. The project originated from [[John Smart]] and [[Clément_Vidal|Clément Vidal]] in Jan 2008.
 
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==Researchers==
 
  
The following distinguished researchers have agreed to participate in the project at some level to date (in alpha order by last name):
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==Current Directors==
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'''EDU Directors''' do the main work of maintaining and moderating our research and discussion community, on a volunteer and part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).
  
*[http://www.brainbloom.org Marcus Abundis], development and research in general models of '''human consciousness''' and '''global cultural evolution'''.
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*[http://www.assumption.edu/faculty-profile/georgi-georgiev '''Georgi Georgiev'''], physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured '''exponential growth in complexity''' through time. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor, [http://www.assumption.edu/ Assumption College], Worcester, MA USA
  
*[http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/aerts/index.html Diederik Aerts], scholar in quantum physics, philosophy of science, and the construction of '''integrated worldviews'''.  
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* [http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Claudio_Flores_Martinez '''Claudio L. Flores Martinez'''], astrobiologist studying '''Cosmic Convergent Evolution (CCE)''' and systems engineering approaches in space mission design. <BR> Affiliations: Msc. Molecular Biosciences, [http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/index_e.html University of Heidelberg]; Student Researcher [http://www.cos.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php?l=_e Centre for Organismal Studies], Heidelberg, Germany
  
*[http://www.allisongroup.com/Who_We_Are/who_we_are.html Mary Ann Allison], author and scholar of complexity and evolutionary process in '''sociology''' and '''culture'''.  
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*[http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~systmep/ '''Michael E. Price'''], '''evolutionary psychologist''', applying adaptationist criteria from ev. biology to potential adaptations created by '''cosmological natural selection'''. <BR> Affiliation: [https://www.brunel.ac.uk/ Brunel University London]
  
*[http://www.percepp.com/ Robin Allott], author and scholar in linguistics, evolutionary psychology, and '''linguistic theories of cultural evolution'''.
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* [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/John_Smart#.27.27.27John_Smart.27.27.27 '''John M. Smart'''], systems theorist and futurist studying '''accelerating change''' and '''evolutionary development'''. <BR> Affiliations: Adjunct Professor, [http://www.uh.edu/ University of Houston], Houston, TX USA; CEO, [http://www.foresightu.com Foresight University], Los Gatos, CA USA
  
*[http://www.mems.duke.edu/fds/pratt/MEMS/faculty/abejan/ Adrian Bejan], distinguished engineering scientist, discoverer of the [http://www.constructal.org/ '''constructal law'''], a physical law of '''design generation in nature'''.
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* [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/Cl%C3%A9ment_Vidal '''Clement Vidal'''], philosopher of science and cosmology, focusing on '''natural, comprehensive and systematic philosophy'''. <BR> Affiliations: Post-Doc, [http://www.vub.ac.be/ Vrije Universiteit Brussels]; Researcher, [http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/ Centre Leo Apostel], [http://ecco.vub.ac.be/ ECCO Group], and [http://globalbraininstitute.com/ Global Brain Institute], Brussels, Belgium
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:William_R._Buckley William R. Buckley], author and scholar of '''machine self-replication''' and '''machine ontogeny'''.
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==Past Directors==
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Past community directors (in alpha order by last name). Director positions are for a minimum of one year. We thank you for your service to EDU.  
  
*[http://eprintweb.org/S/authors/All/ca/Campanha José Roberto Campanha], theoretical physicist and scholar in '''power law distributions''' and '''evolution'''.
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* [http://cadelllast.com/ '''Cadell Last'''], evolutionary anthropologist studying '''cosmic evolution''', '''big history''', and potential theoretical implications for the '''future of humanity'''. <BR> Affiliations: Doctoral Student, [http://www.vub.ac.be/en/ Vrije Universiteit Brussel], Brussels, Belgium (2014).  
  
*[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Chaline Jean Chaline], paleontologist and biologist applying '''scale relativity theory''' to '''biological and human evolution'''.  
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* [http://www.carlosmariscal.com'''Carlos Mariscal'''], philosopher of science/astrobiologist studying '''Universal Biology''', the study of generalizations expected to hold true for biology everywhere. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy at [http://www.unr.edu/philosophy/6-mariscal.html University of Nevada], Reno, USA
  
*[http://www.aob.bg.ac.yu/~mcirkovic/ Milan M. Cirkovic], astrophysicist and scholar in '''cosmology''', '''astrobiology''', '''philosophy of science''' and '''futures studies'''.
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* [http://www.clemson.edu/caah/philosophy/faculty-staff/facultyBio.html?id=542 '''Kelly C. Smith'''], philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the '''evolution of ethics''', '''culture''', and '''rationality.''' <BR> Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, [http://www.clemson.edu/ Clemson U], Clemson, SC USA
  
*[http://www.mdibl.org/faculty/James_A_Coffman/112/ James A. Coffman], developmental biologist and scholar interested in the relationship between '''development''' and '''causality'''.
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==Institutionally-Affiliated Scholars==
  
*[http://www.joelderosnay.com/ Joël de Rosnay], systems theorist, futurist, [http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/104-7053704-1320736?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=joel+de+rosnay&x=0&y=0/ prolific author], and scholar in '''symbiosis''' and '''computer science'''.
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The following institutionally-affiliated scholars have agreed to publicly endorse and participate in the EDU interdisciplinary research community at some level to date. Other scholars can be found on our listserve, [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/EDU-Talk_subscription_form '''EDU-Talk''']. Listings are in alpha order by last name:
  
*[http://www.ieti.org/who/dick.htm Steven J. Dick], historian of science, [http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Steven%20J.%20Dick&page=1/ prolific author], expert on '''astrobiology''', '''astrosociology''', and '''SETI'''.
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*[http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/aerts/index.html '''Diederik Aerts'''], scholar in quantum physics, philosophy of science, and the construction of '''integrated worldviews'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor, [http://www.vub.ac.be/english/index.php Vrije Universiteit Brussels - VUB]; Director, [http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/ Centre Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies], Brussels, Belgium
  
*[http://www2.truman.edu/~edis/ Taner Edis], physicist, philosopher, scholar of '''complex systems''' and the '''naturalistic world view'''.
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*[http://systemsbiology.sjtu.edu.cn/members/Ping_Ao.html '''Ping Ao'''] aims to understand and solve biological, engineering, and physical problems based on the first principles, particularly from the '''universal evolutionary dynamics'''.
  
*[http://www.did.uu.se/ekstig/ Börje Ekstig], physicist, scholar of biological, social and technol. evolution, proposer of '''condensation of development'''.
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*[http://sites.google.com/site/robertvaunger/ '''Robert Aunger'''], '''evolutionary transitions theorist''', expert in evolution of behavior, motivation, morality, technology, culture and complexity. <BR> Affiliations: Researcher, [http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/ London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine], London, United Kingdom
  
*[http://www.mth.uct.ac.za/~ellis/ George F. R. Ellis], one of the world's leading theorists in '''cosmology'''. See the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Ellis wikipedia article]
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*[http://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/organisatie/medewerkers/item/d.c.baker.html?f=baker '''David Baker'''], big historian working on '''Universal Darwinism''' and '''rising complexity'''. <BR> Affiliations: Lecturer in Big History at the University of Amsterdam (previously at Macquarie University)
  
*[http://www.io-warnemuende.de/homepages/rfeistel/ Rainer Feistel], physicist and oceanographer, generalizing the concept of '''Huxley ritualization''' in '''animal behavior'''.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaneer_Bar-Yam '''Yaneer Bar-Yam'''], developing new methods for the study of '''complex systems''' with application to '''scientific''' questions and '''social''' concerns. <BR> Affiliations: President, [http://necsi.org/ New England Complex Systems Institute], Cambridge, MA USA; Chairman, [http://www.necsi.edu/events/ Internat'l Conf on Complex Systems (ICCS)]
  
*[http://www.biocosm.org/about.htm James N. Gardner], complexity theorist, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the '''selfish biocosm hypothesis'''.
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*[http://uregina.ca/~astro/mbeech.html '''Martin Beech'''], '''astronomer''' and professor, researching '''stellar evolution''', '''meteorites''' and '''terraforming''' but also '''history of science''' and '''global issues'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor of Astronomy, [http://www.campioncollege.sk.ca/ Campion College, University of Regina], Regina, SK, Canada
  
*[http://www1.assumption.edu/media-sources/forums/index.php?showtopic=157 Georgi Georgiev] A physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured '''exponential growth in complexity''' through time.
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*[http://www.mems.duke.edu/fds/pratt/MEMS/faculty/abejan/ '''Adrian Bejan'''], distinguished engineering scientist, discoverer of the [http://www.constructal.org/ '''constructal law'''], a physical law of '''design generation in nature'''. <BR> Affiliations: J A Jones Professor, [http://www.mems.duke.edu/ Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Pratt School of Engrg, Duke University], Durham, NC USA
  
*[http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~cgershen/ Carlos Gershenson], complexity theorist, researching '''self-organization''', '''evolution''', '''ALife''', and '''cognition'''.
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*[http://www.howardbloom.net '''Howard Bloom'''], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Bloom distinguished author] and scholar of '''cosmology, biology, paleontology and sociology'''. <BR> Affiliations: Visiting Scholar, [http://www.nyu.edu/ New York University]; Brooklyn, NY
  
*[http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/radiology/stafflist/rgordon.html Richard Gordon], embryologist and theoretical biologist exploring '''development''', '''genetics''', and '''evolution'''.
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*[http://tommasobolognesi.wordpress.com/ '''Tommaso Bolognesi'''], Researcher in '''emergence''' and '''self-organization''' in simple models of '''computation''' and '''discrete models of spacetime'''. <BR> Affiliation: Senior Researcher at ISTI, [http://www.isti.cnr.it/ Institute of Information Science and Technologies] (CNR), Pisa, Italy.
  
*[http://eprintweb.org/S/authors/All/ca/Campanha Hari Mohan Gupta], theoretical physicist and scholar in '''power law distributions''' and '''evolution'''.
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*[http://web.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/~koder/koder.html '''Joe Brisendine'''], graduate student in '''biochemistry''', with a focus on '''self-organization of non-equilibrium charge transport.'''<BR> Affiliation: [http://cuny.edu/index.html CUNY]
  
*[http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/WilliamHall William P. Hall], evolutionary biologist and organization theorist focusing on '''autopoiesis''', '''emergence''', and '''knowledge'''.
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*[http://isepp.academia.edu/TerryBristol '''Terry Bristol'''], interdisciplinary scholar in history and philosophy of science, philosophy of engineering, complementarity, philosophy of '''thermodynamics'''. <BR> Affiliations: President, [http://www.isepp.org/ Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy], Portland, OR USA
  
*[http://billharms.home.comcast.net/~billharms/index2.html William F. Harms], philosopher and scholar in '''cultural evolution''', '''information''', and '''moral ecologies'''.
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*[http://www.rc.unesp.br/igce/fisica/hp%20pos/fisica-pg-pagina/campa22fev07.htm '''José Roberto Campanha'''], theoretical physicist and scholar in '''power law distributions''' and '''evolution'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor, [http://www.rc.unesp.br/igce/fisica/ Department of Physics, Institute of Geosciences and Exact Sciences (IGCE), UNES], Sao Paulo, Brazil 
  
*[http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/harnad/genpub.html Stevan Harnad], cognitive scientist researching '''categorization''', '''communication''' and '''consciousness'''.  
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*[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Chaline '''Jean Chaline'''], paleontologist and biologist applying '''scale relativity theory''' to '''biological and human evolution'''. <BR> Affiliations: Emeritus Director, [http://biogeosciences.u-bourgogne.fr/ Laboratory of Biogeosciences, University of Burgundy], a unit of [http://www.cnrs.fr/ National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)]
  
*[http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/HEYL.html Francis Heylighen], systems theorist and cyberneticist focusing on the '''evolution of complexity'''.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Christian_(historian) '''David Christian'''], historian, scholar and leading advocate of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_History '''big history'''], the multidiscipinary history of the universe from birth to the present day. <BR> Affiliations: President, [http://ibhanet.org/ International Big History Assn]; Co-Founder, [http://www.bighistoryproject.com/ Big History Project]; Professor of History, [http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/faculties_and_departments/faculty_of_arts/mhpir/modern_history/staff/professor_david_christian/ Macquarie University], Sydney, Australia
  
*[http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/math/profile04/scientists/holcman-prof04.html David Holcman], mathematician and computational biologist modeling '''microstructures in biological systems'''.
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*[http://mcirkovic.aob.rs/ '''Milan M. Cirkovic'''], astrophysicist and scholar in '''cosmology''', '''astrobiology''', '''philosophy of science''' and '''futures studies'''. <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www.pmf.uns.ac.rs/en/aboutus/departments/physics Dept of Physics, University of Novi Sad]; Senior Research Associate, [http://www.aob.bg.ac.rs/old/index.html Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade], Belgrade, Serbia
  
*[http://www.hypercycle.nl Gerard Jagers op Akkerhuis], ecologist and systems theorist interested in the '''hierarchical evolution of particles'''.
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*[http://mdibl.org/faculty/james-a-coffman/ '''James A. Coffman'''], developmental biologist and scholar interested in the relationship between '''development''' and '''causality'''. <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www.mdibl.org/ Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory], Salisbury Cove, ME USA
  
*[http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118951286/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 Hans Kuijper], sinologist turned '''systems scientist'''; application of complexity science to '''country/area studies'''.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Corning '''Peter A. Corning'''], biologist, complex systems scholar, author of books and papers on the role of '''synergy''' in biological and human evolution. <BR> Affiliations: Director, [http://www.complexsystems.org/index.html Institute for the Study of Complex Systems], Friday Harbor, WA USA
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Leslie John A. Leslie], philosopher of science and cosmology, distinguished scholar in '''anthropic reasoning'''.
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*[http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/cronin/biography.php '''Lee Cronin'''], chemist, scholar in '''inorganic (non-carbon-based) cells, self-assembly, self-organization,''' and '''chemical evolution'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor, [http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/chemistry/ Dept of Chemistry, University of Glasgow]; Director, [http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/cronin/biography.php Cronin Laboratory], U. of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  
*[http://www.di.ens.fr/users/longo/ Giuseppe Longo], mathematician, researcher in logic, theory of computation, interfaces between '''mathematics''', '''physics''', '''biology'''.  
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*[http://anthropology.berkeley.edu/users/terrence-w-deacon '''Terrence W. Deacon'''], anthropologist, scholar in '''brain evolution and development, origins of language, bio-cultural evolution,''' and '''emergence.''' <BR> Affiliations: Professor, Biological Anthropology and Neuroscience and Chair, [http://anthropology.berkeley.edu/ Dept of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley], Berkeley, CA USA
  
* [http://uc.academia.edu/NicolasLori Nicolás Lori], interdisciplinary researcher interested in '''neuroscience''', '''logic''' and '''physics'''.  
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*[https://antwerp.academia.edu/VincenzoDeFlorio '''Vincenzo De Florio'''] Fascinated by '''resilience''', '''antifragility''', emergence, organization, evolution of evolvability, and philosophies thereof. <BR> Affiliated member of the [http://ecco.vub.ac.be ECCO Research Group] and the [http://globalbraininstitute.com/ Global Brain Institute], Free University of Brussels; affiliated with the MOSAIC group at [https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/vincenzo-deflorio/ Antwerpen University]
  
*[http://luth2.obspm.fr/~luminet/eluminet.html Jean-Pierre Luminet], astrophysicist presently specializing in '''black holes''' and '''cosmology'''.
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*[http://www2.lifl.fr/~delahaye/ '''Jean-Paul Delahaye'''], prolific author, science popularizer, '''mathematician''', computer scientist researching '''algorithmic theory''' and its relation to our universe. <BR> Affiliations: Professor of Mathematics, [http://www.univ-lille1.fr/ Lille 1 Univ. of Science & Tech]; Researcher, [http://www.lifl.fr/SMAC/ Multi-Agent Sys & Behaviors (SMAC) Group], Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
  
*[http://www.dichotomistic.com/about_intro.html John McCrone], science writer and researcher in '''hierarchy theory''', '''logic''' and '''mind science'''.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo%C3%ABl_de_Rosnay '''Joël de Rosnay'''], molecular biologist, complexity scholar, futurist, [http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/104-7053704-1320736?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=joel+de+rosnay&x=0&y=0/ prolific author], and scholar in '''symbiosis''' and '''computer science'''. <BR> Affiliations: President, [http://www.biotics.fr/ Biotics Intnat'l], Paris, France; Advisor, [http://www.cite-sciences.fr/en/cite-des-sciences/ City of Science & Industry Museum], Paris, France
  
*[http://www.iiit.net/faculty/rammurthy.php G. Rama Murthy], computer engineer and specialist in '''neural networks''' and '''intelligent systems'''.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_J._Dick '''Steven J. Dick'''], historian of science, [http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Steven%20J.%20Dick&page=1/ prolific author], astronomer, and expert on '''astrobiology''', '''astrosociology''', and '''SETI'''. <BR> Affiliations: Chief Historian, [http://www.nasa.gov/ NASA], 2003-2009. Member, [http://www.iaaweb.org/ Internat'l Academy of Astronautics]. (Washington DC USA)
  
*[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Akop_Nazaretyan.jpg Akop P. Nazaretyan], psychologist, culturologist, scholar of '''big (universal) history'''.
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*[http://www2.truman.edu/~edis/ '''Taner Edis'''], physicist, philosopher, scholar of '''complex systems''' and the '''naturalistic world view'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor of Physics, [http://physics.truman.edu/ Truman State University], Kirksville, MO USA
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurent_Nottale Laurent Nottale], cosmologist and pioneering theorist in '''scale relativity''' and '''fractal space-time'''.
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*[http://www.did.uu.se/ekstig/ '''Börje Ekstig'''], physicist, scholar of biological, social and technol. evolution, proposer of '''condensation of development'''. <BR> Affiliations: Retired Assoc. Professor of Science Education, [http://www.did.uu.se/ Dept. of Curriculum Studies, U. of Uppsala], Uppsala, Sweden   
  
*[http://www.amherst.edu/~rloldershaw/ Robert L. Oldershaw], cosmologist and philosopher studying '''discrete fractal''' paradigms and '''hierarchical systems theory'''.
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*[http://www.mth.uct.ac.za/~ellis/ '''George F. R. Ellis'''], mathematician, one of the world's leading theorists in '''cosmology'''. See the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Ellis wikipedia article]. <BR> Affiliations: Prof. Emeritus, [http://www.mth.uct.ac.za/ Mathematics Dept, U. of Cape Town], Cape Town, South Africa; Visiting Prof. of Astronomy, [http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/ Queen Mary U. of London], London, UK
  
*[http://www.academie-sciences.fr/membres/P/Prochiantz_Alain_bio.htm Alain Prochiantz], neurobiologist  and specialist of '''cerebral morphogenesis''' and '''stochastic developmental processes'''.
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*[http://cms.gse.harvard.edu/faculty_research/profiles/profile.shtml?vperson_id=92636 '''Charles Fadel'''], scholar in '''global systems dynamics''' and '''educational curricula for the 21st century'''. <BR> Affiliations: Founder, [http://curriculumredesign.org/ Center for Curriculum Redesign], Boston, MA; Visiting Scholar, [http://www.gse.harvard.edu/directory/faculty/faculty-detail/?fc=92636&flt=f&sub=all Graduate School of Education, Harvard University], Cambridge, MA.
  
*[http://www.imfk.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=22 C. Henning Reschke], researcher in '''social evolutionary paradigms''', '''information organisation''' and processes of change.
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*[http://www.io-warnemuende.de/homepages/rfeistel/ '''Rainer Feistel'''], physicist and oceanographer, generalizing the concept of '''Huxley ritualization''' in '''animal behavior'''. <BR> Affiliations: Oceanographer, [http://www.io-warnemuende.de/rainer-feistel.html Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research], Rostock, Germany
  
*[http://www.nbi.dk/~natphil/salthe/ Stanley N. Salthe], theoretical biologist, scholar in '''developmentalism''', '''thermodynamics''', '''ecology''' and '''natural philosophy'''.
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*[http://www1.assumption.edu/media-sources/forums/index.php?showtopic=157 '''Georgi Georgiev'''], physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured '''exponential growth in complexity''' through time. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor, [http://www.assumption.edu/ Assumption College], Worcester, MA USA
  
*[http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/John_Smart#.27.27.27John_Smart.27.27.27 John M. Smart], systems theorist studying '''accelerating change''' and '''evolutionary development'''.
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*[http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~cgershen/ '''Carlos Gershenson'''], complexity theorist, researching '''self-organization''', '''evolution''', '''ALife''', and '''cognition'''. <BR> Affiliations: Director, [http://turing.iimas.unam.mx/ Dept of Computer Science, Nat'l Autonomous Univ. of Mexico (UNAM)], Mexico City, Mexico; Editor-in-Chief, [http://comdig.unam.mx Complexity Digest]
  
*[http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/whc/2.2/spier.html Fred Spier], anthropologist, scholar of '''big history (cosmic origins to modern society)'''.
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*[http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/radiology/stafflist/rgordon.html '''Richard Gordon'''], embryologist and theoretical biologist exploring '''development''', '''genetics''', and '''evolution'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor, [http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/radiology/ Department of Radiology, U. of Manitoba], Winnipeg, Canada
  
*[http://www.evolutionarymanifesto.com John Stewart], evolutionary thinker, author and '''evolutionary activist'''.
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*[http://za.linkedin.com/pub/jan-greben/15/947/483 '''Jan Greben'''], physicist exploring '''cosmological parameters''', '''quantum field theory''', and universal '''hierarchy''' and '''evolution'''. <BR> Affiliations: Principal Scientist, [http://www.csir.co.za/ Council for Scientific and Industrial Research], Pretoria, South Africa
  
*[http://www.cbl.umces.edu/~ulan/ Robert E. Ulanowicz], eminent ecologist, pioneer of '''developmental ascendancy''', and scholar of '''process philosophy'''.
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*[http://ee.iitd.ac.in/people/hmgupta.html '''Hari Mohan Gupta'''], electrical engineer and scholar in '''power law distributions''' and '''evolution'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor of Electrical Engineering, [http://ee.iitd.ac.in/ Indian Institute of Technology], Delhi, India
  
* [http://arxiv.org/find/all/1/all:+Vaas/0/1/0/all/0/1 Rüdiger Vaas], astronomy editor of "Bild der Wissenschaft" and philosopher, focusing on '''cosmology''' (big bang, time, multiverse, far future) and '''anthropology'''.
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*[http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/WilliamHall '''William P. Hall'''], evolutionary biologist and organization theorist focusing on '''autopoiesis''', '''emergence''', and '''knowledge'''. <BR> Affiliations: (through 2011) Senior Fellow (Hon.), [http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/index.html Melbourne School of Engineering], University of Melbourne; President, [http://kororoit.org/ Kororoit Institute], Melbourne, Australia
  
*[http://www.astrobiology.co.in/ Pushkar G. Vaidya], astrobiologist, author, and proposer of the '''cosmic contact censorship''' hypothesis.
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*[http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/HEYL.html '''Francis Heylighen'''], systems theorist and cyberneticist focusing on the '''evolution of complexity'''. <BR> Affiliations: Research Professor, [http://www.vub.ac.be/english/index.php Free University of Brussels (VUB)]; Director, [http://ecco.vub.ac.be ECCO Research Group], Brussels, Belgium 
  
*[http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/Cl%C3%A9ment_Vidal Clement Vidal], philosopher of science and cosmology, focusing on '''natural, comprehensive and systems philosophy'''.
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*[http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/math/profile04/scientists/holcman-prof04.html '''David Holcman'''], mathematician and computational biologist modeling '''microstructures in biological systems'''. <BR> Affiliations: Director of Interdisciplinary Research, [http://www.biologie.ens.fr/bcsmcbs/ Department of Computational Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure], Paris, France
  
*[http://www.learndev.org/People/JanVisser/Index.html Jan Visser], physicist and cog. scientist, scholar in '''learning development''' from '''evolutionary and ecological perspectives'''.
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*[http://www.kiarislab.com '''Hippokratis Kiaris'''], biologist and scholar interested in the role of the evolutionary and developmental '''microenvironment''' in health and disease. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor and Director, [http://www.kiarislab.com Kiaris Lab, Department of Biochemistry, University of Athens Medical School], Athens, Greece
  
* [http://www.mathrix.org/zenil/ Hector Zenil], researcher in experimental '''algorithmic theory''' and its relation to the '''physical world'''.
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*[http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/team/kostas-konstantinidis/ '''Kostas Konstantinidis'''],  space systems engineer working on '''in-situ astrobiology missions''' in the solar system, as well as autonomous precision planetary landing. <BR> Affiliations: Research assistant and PhD candidate, [http://www.unibw.de/willkommen/willkommen-an-der-universitaet-der-bundeswehr-muenchen-en Bundeswehr University Munich], Germany
  
Have you done research (peer reviewed or trade articles) in any topics related to [[EDU_Research_Questions|EDU research questions]]? Please email [mailto:clement.vidal@philosophons.com Clement Vidal] about being listed here.
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*[http://semciencia.haaan.com/ '''Osame Kinouchi'''], researcher in '''complex systems''', '''statistical physics''', '''astrobiology''' and '''cellular automata''' <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www5.usp.br/ University of São Paulo] [http://www.ffclrp.usp.br/docentes/fisica/osamekinouchifilho.php Department of Physics], São Paulo, Brazil
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* [http://interdevelopmentals.org/about-otto-laske.php '''Otto Laske'''], philosopher, '''epistemologist''', '''psychologist''', scholar of '''cognitive development'''. <BR> Affiliations: Founder, [http://www.interdevelopmentals.org Interdevelopmental Institute], Gloucester, MA USA
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Leslie '''John A. Leslie'''], philosopher of science and cosmology, distinguished scholar in '''anthropic reasoning'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, [http://www.uoguelph.ca/philosophy/philosophy-john-leslie Dept. of Philosophy, University of Guelph], Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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*[http://www.drmichaellevin.org '''Michael Levin'''], '''developmental biologist''' investigating '''information storage and processing''' in biological systems.<BR> Affilitations: Principal Investigator, The Levin Lab, [http://www.tufts.edu/ Tufts University].
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*[http://www.di.ens.fr/users/longo/ '''Giuseppe Longo'''], mathematician, researcher in logic, theory of computation, interfaces between '''mathematics''', '''physics''', '''biology'''. <BR> Affiliations: Researcher, [http://www.crea.polytechnique.fr/LeCREA/ Ctr of Research in Applied Epistemology (CREA)] and [http://cirphles.ens.fr/?lang=fr/ CIRPHLES], [http://www.philosophie.ens.fr/?lang=fr Dept. of Philosophy, Ecole Normale Supérieure], Paris, France 
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* [http://www.uc.pt/en/fmuc/ibili/copy_of_Staff/NicolasLori '''Nicolás Lori'''], interdisciplinary researcher in '''neuroscience''', '''logic''' and '''physics'''. <BR> Affiliations: Research Assistant Professor, [http://www.uc.pt/en/fmuc/ibili IBILI, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra], Coimbra Portugal
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*[http://luth2.obspm.fr/~luminet/eluminet.html '''Jean-Pierre Luminet'''], astrophysicist presently specializing in '''black holes''' and '''cosmology'''. <BR> Affiliations: Astrophysicist, [http://www.obspm.fr/ Paris Observatory] and [http://luth.obspm.fr/ LUTH Cosmology Laboratory], Meudon, France
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* [http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Claudio_Flores_Martinez '''Claudio L. Flores Martinez'''], astrobiologist studying '''Cosmic Convergent Evolution (CCE)''' and its implications for systems engineering approaches in space mission design. <BR> Affiliations: Msc. Molecular Biosciences, [http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/index_e.html University of Heidelberg]; Student Researcher [http://www.cos.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php?l=_e Centre for Organismal Studies], Heidelberg, Germany
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*[http://www.iiit.ac.in/people/faculty/ramamurthy '''Garimella Rama Murthy'''], computer engineer and specialist in '''neural networks''', '''intelligent systems''' and '''cybernetics'''. <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor, [http://www.iiit.ac.in/ International Institute of Information Technology], Hyderabad, India
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*[http://www.scribd.com/doc/79028263/8/Akop-P-NAZARETYAN '''Akop P. Nazaretyan'''], psychologist, culturologist, scholar of '''big (universal) history'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor of Psychology, [http://www.msu.ru/en/ Moscow State University], Moscow, Russia; Chief Researcher, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institute_of_Oriental_Studies_of_the_Russian_Academy_of_Sciences Inst. of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurent_Nottale '''Laurent Nottale'''], cosmologist and pioneering theorist in '''scale relativity''' and '''fractal space-time'''. <BR> Affiliations: Director of Research, [http://www.cnrs.fr CNRS]; Researcher, [http://www.obspm.fr/ Paris Observatory], Paris, France
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*[http://steveomohundro.com/ '''Steve Omohundro''']  studies '''self-improving artificial intelligence''' and the '''evolution of natural intelligence'''. <BR> Affiliations: Founder, [http://www.selfawaresystems.com Self-Aware Systems], Palo Alto, USA
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*[http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~systmep/ '''Michael E. Price'''], '''evolutionary psychologist''', interested in applying adaptationist criteria from evolutionary biology to identify potential adaptations created by '''cosmological natural selection'''. <BR> Affiliation: [https://www.brunel.ac.uk/ Brunel University London]
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*[http://www.academie-sciences.fr/membres/P/Prochiantz_Alain_bio.htm '''Alain Prochiantz'''], neurobiologist  and specialist of '''cerebral morphogenesis''' and '''stochastic developmental processes'''. <BR> Affiliations: Director, [http://www.college-de-france.fr/site/cirb/centre_interdisciplinaire_d__1.htm Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, Collège de France], Paris, France 
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*[http://www.imfk.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=22 '''C. Henning Reschke'''], researcher in '''social evolutionary paradigms''', '''information organisation''' and processes of change. <BR> Affiliations: Researcher, [http://www.imfk.de Institute for Management Research (IMFK)], Köln, Germany
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*[http://markorodriguez.com/ '''Marko A. Rodriguez'''] '''computer''' and '''cognitive''' scientist studying graph theory and its application to various areas including '''collective intelligence'''. <BR> Affiliations: Graph Systems Architect, [http://thinkaurelius.com/ Aurelius], Santa Fe, USA; Visiting Researcher, [http://www.vub.ac.be Free University of Brussels], Brussels, Belgium 
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*[http://www.nbi.dk/~natphil/salthe/ '''Stanley N. Salthe'''], theoretical biologist, scholar in '''developmentalism''', '''hierarchy structures''', '''thermodynamics''', and '''natural philosophy'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, [http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/naturalsciences/undergraduate/biology.php Biology, Brooklyn College, CUNY]; Visiting Scientist in Biological Sciences, [http://www.binghamton.edu/index.html Binghamton Univ., SUNY], Binghamton, NY USA
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*[https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Schwartzman4 '''David Schwartzman'''], geochemist, studying the long term biogeochemical cycle of carbon, biological weathering, lead pollution, astrobiology, the origin of life,  philosophy of science, energy and climate change. <BR> Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, [https://home.howard.edu/ Howard University], Washington, DC USA
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*[http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/John_Smart#.27.27.27John_Smart.27.27.27 '''John M. Smart'''], systems theorist studying '''accelerating change''' and '''evolutionary development'''. <BR> Affiliations: Lecturer, [http://nps.edu/ Naval Postgraduate School], Monterey, CA, USA; President, [http://www.accelerating.org/ Acceleration Studies Foundation], Los Gatos, CA USA
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* [http://www.clemson.edu/caah/philosophy/faculty-staff/facultyBio.html?id=542 '''Kelly C. Smith'''], philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the '''evolution of ethics''', '''culture''', and '''rationality.''' <BR> Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, [http://www.clemson.edu/ Clemson U], Clemson, SC USA
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*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/ynotds '''Tony Smith'''], complex systems analyst studying emergence, '''cellular automata''', and '''discrete processes'''. <BR> Affiliations: Researcher, [http://kororoit.org/ Kororoit Institute]; Complex Systems Analyst, [http://www.meme.com.au Meme Media], Melbourne, Australia
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*[http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/f.spier/ '''Fred Spier'''], anthropologist, scholar of '''big history (cosmic origins to modern society)'''. <BR> Affiliations: Senior Lecturer in Big History, [http://www.uva.nl University of Amsterdam], Amsterdam, Netherlands
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*[http://www.ericsteinhart.com '''Eric Steinhart'''] is a '''computer scientist''' and '''philosopher''' interested in the application of '''evolutionary principles''' in fundamental '''ontology'''. <BR> Affiliations: Associate Professor of Philosophy, [http://www.wpunj.edu William Patterson University], Wayne, NJ, USA
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*[http://www.evolutionarymanifesto.com/about.html '''John Stewart'''], evolutionary thinker, author and '''evolutionary activist'''. <BR> Affiliations: Core Member, [http://ecco.vub.ac.be Evolution, Complexity and Cognition Research Group at Free University of Brussels], Brussels, Belgium
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*[http://www.cbl.umces.edu/~ulan/ '''Robert E. Ulanowicz'''], eminent ecologist, pioneer of '''developmental ascendancy''', and scholar of '''process philosophy'''. <BR> Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, Theoretical Ecology, [http://www.cbl.umces.edu Chesapeake Biological Laboratory]; Courtesy Professor, [http://www.people.biology.ufl.edu/rdholt/lab.html Arthur R. Marshall Laboratory], Gainesville, FL USA
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* [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%BCdiger_Vaas '''Rüdiger Vaas'''], science journalist and philosopher, focusing on '''cosmology''' (big bang, time, multiverse, far future) and '''anthropology'''. <BR> Affiliations: Astronomy editor, [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild_der_wissenschaft ''Image of Science'']; Affiliate, [http://pcweb.physik.uni-giessen.de/fb/ects/ects_department.htm Center for Philosophy and Foundations of Science], [http://www.uni-giessen.de University of Giessen], Giessen, Germany
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*[http://www.iarc.res.in/ '''Pushkar G. Vaidya'''], astrobiologist, author, and proposer of the '''cosmic contact censorship''' hypothesis. <BR> Affiliations: Director, [http://www.iarc.res.in Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC)], Maharashtra, India
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*[http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/Cl%C3%A9ment_Vidal '''Clement Vidal'''], philosopher of science and cosmology, focusing on '''natural, comprehensive and systematic philosophy'''. <BR> Affiliations: Post-Doc, [http://www.vub.ac.be/ Free University of Brussels (VUB)]; Researcher, [http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/ Centre Leo Apostel], [http://ecco.vub.ac.be/ ECCO Group], and [http://globalbraininstitute.com/ Global Brain Institute], Brussels, Belgium
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*[http://www.learndev.org/People/JanVisser/Index.html '''Jan Visser'''], physicist and cog. scientist, scholar in '''learning development''' from '''evolutionary and ecological perspectives'''. <BR> Affiliations: President and Senior Researcher, [http://www.lerndev.org Learning Development Institute (LDI)], France
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*[http://www.eng.odu.edu/et/directory/walk.shtml '''Steven R. Walk'''], electrical engineer, studying '''quantitative technology forecasting''' and social change using '''natural performance and diffusion models'''. <BR> Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology, [http://www.odu.edu/ Old Dominion University], Norfolk, VA USA
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*[https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sara_Walker3 '''Sara I. Walker'''], researcher in the '''origins and nature of life''', with a focus on information processing in living systems. <BR>Affiliations: Assistant Professor, [https://sese.asu.edu/ School of Earth and Space Exploration], Arizona State University; Deputy Director, [https://beyond.asu.edu/ Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science].
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*[https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bruce_Weber2 '''Bruce H. Weber'''], professor of biochemistry emeritus, and scholar in '''evolution, development, self-organization, natural selection''', and '''complex systems'''. <BR> Affiliations: Prof. of Biochem. Emeritus, [http://www.fullerton.edu/ CSU Fullerton]; Robert H Woodworth Chair in Sci. & Natural Philos. Emeritus, [http://www.bennington.edu/Home.aspx Bennington College], Bennington, VT USA
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* [http://www.mathrix.org/zenil/ '''Hector Zenil'''], researcher in experimental '''algorithmic theory''' and its relation to the '''physical world'''. <BR> Affiliations: Research Associate, [http://www.shef.ac.uk/dcs/about Dept of Computer Science, Univ. of Sheffield]; [http://www-ihpst.univ-paris1.fr/ IHPST], Univ. of Paris; Special Projects, [http://www.wolfram.com/ Wolfram Research] (England, UK)
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Have you done research (peer reviewed or trade articles) in any topics related to [[EDU_Research_Questions|EDU research questions]]? Please email [mailto:clement.vidal@philosophons.com Clement Vidal] about being listed here, and if interested, fill-in the [[EDU-Talk subscription form|EDU-Talk]] subscription form to join the listserve discussions on these issues!
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==Independent Scholars==
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The following independent scholars, whose published work advances evolutionary and developmental scholarship in the estimation of the EDU community, have agreed to publicly endorse and participate in the community at some level to date. Other scholars can be found on our listserve, [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/EDU-Talk_subscription_form '''EDU-Talk''']. Listings are in alpha order by last name:
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*[http://www.allisongroup.com '''Mary Ann Allison'''], author and scholar of complexity and evolutionary process in '''sociology''' and '''culture'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar; Principal, [http://www.allisongroup.com The Allison Group], Brooklyn, NY USA
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*[http://www.percepp.com/ '''Robin Allott'''], author and scholar in linguistics, evolutionary psychology, and '''linguistic theories of cultural evolution'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Language Brain and Body Evolution, Seaford, United Kingdom
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*[http://www.symboliclife.net '''Jon Beach'''], Author and scholar interested in the relationship between '''biological evolution''', '''technological innovation''' and '''human consciousness'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Orange CA USA
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*[http://rickbradford.co.uk/ '''Rick Bradford'''], physicist, cosmologist and engineer, researching '''cosmic coincidences''' and '''fine-tuning'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/wrbuckley '''William R. Buckley'''], author and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:William_R._Buckley developer] of '''machine self-replication''' and '''machine ontogeny'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, San Francisco Bay Area, CA USA
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*[http://www.universaldarwinism.com/Campbell%20John.htm '''John O. Campbell'''], researcher in evolutionary process in the universe, including '''Quantum Darwinism'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar; Founder, [http://www.universaldarwinism.com UniversalDarwinism.com], Victoria, BC Canada 
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*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-chelen/1/112/a93 '''John Chelen'''], scholar in '''cellular automata,''' information theory, intelligence, cosmology and quantum physics. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Washington, DC USA
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*[http://www.michaelchorost.com '''Michael Chorost'''], author and scholar in '''human-machine interfaces''' and '''social and technological evolution and development'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Science Writer; External Advisory Boards for Neuroscience Research, Northwestern and Brown Universities; Washington, DC USA
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*[http://www.damer.com/ '''Bruce Damer'''], researcher and author employing '''digital simulation''' in '''space''', '''complexity''' and '''origin of life''' challenges. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar and Project Leader, [http://www.evogrid.org/index.php/Main_Page EvoGrid] (origin of life simulation), Santa Cruz, CA USA
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*[http://www.biocosm.org/about.htm '''James N. Gardner'''], complexity theorist, author, lawyer, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the '''selfish biocosm hypothesis'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Portland, OR USA
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*[http://juntogroups.tumblr.com/ '''Rafael Gomes de Oliveira'''], structural engineer, independent scholar in architecture, engineering, structural art, skyscrapers, the concept of worldview, creativity, and complex systems as applied to the performance of cities/ecosystems. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Structural Engineer at [http://www.thorntontomasetti.com/ Thornton Tomasetti], [http://sandbox.is/ Sandbox Network], [http://blogs.asce.org/bridgingthegap/?s=rafael+oliveira American Society of Civil Engineers], [http://www.asce.org/sei/ Structural Engineering Institute], [http://www.ctbuh.org/ Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat], [http://rededecidades.ning.com/notes/Carta_de_Princípios_-_Rede_Social_Brasileira_por_Cidades_Justas_e_Sustentáveis Rede Brasileira por Cidades Justas e Sustentáveis] (Nossa Curitiba), Curitiba, Brazil
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*[http://billharms.home.comcast.net/~billharms/index2.html '''William F. Harms'''], philosopher and scholar in '''cultural evolution''', '''information''', and '''moral ecologies'''. <BR> Affiliations: Philosophy Instructor and Independent Scholar, Seattle, WA, USA
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*[[media:Kuijper2013.pdf|'''Hans Kuijper''']], retired economist and sinologist (China studies) turned '''systems scientist'''; application of complexity science to '''country and area studies'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Rotterdam, Netherlands
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*[http://www.dichotomistic.com/about_intro.html '''John McCrone'''], science writer and researcher in '''hierarchy theory''', '''logic''' and '''mind science'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Webmaster, [http://www.dichotomistic.com Dichotomistic.com], Christchurch, New Zealand
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*[http://www.amherst.edu/~rloldershaw/ '''Robert L. Oldershaw'''], cosmologist and philosopher studying '''discrete fractal''' paradigms and '''hierarchical systems theory'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Researcher in the field of Cosmology, Amherst, MA, USA
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Are you an independent scholar who has done notable peer-reviewed research in topics related to [[Research themes|'''EDU Themes''']]? Please email [mailto:clement.vidal@philosophons.com Clement Vidal] about being listed here, and fill-in the [[EDU-Talk subscription form|EDU-Talk]] subscription form to join the listserve discussions on these issues!
  
 
==Associates==
 
==Associates==
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'''EDU Associates''' help with research community building, on a part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).
 
'''EDU Associates''' help with research community building, on a part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).
  
* [http://arnaudblanchard.free.fr/spip/?lang=en Arnaud J. Blanchard], computer and cognitive scientist, scholar in '''intelligent systems''', '''imitation''', and '''emotion'''.
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* [http://www.evoluzination.com/ '''Cecilia Abadie'''], Computer scientist studying the role of '''networks''' on complex systems evolution. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, San Diego, CA USA
 
 
* [http://www.biocosm.org/about.htm James N. Gardner], complexity theorist, scholar in philosophy, proposer of the '''selfish biocosm hypothesis'''.
 
  
*[http://www1.assumption.edu/media-sources/forums/index.php?showtopic=157 Georgi Georgiev] A physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured '''exponential growth in complexity''' through time.
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* [http://arnaudblanchard.free.fr/spip/?lang=en '''Arnaud J. Blanchard'''], computer and cognitive scientist, scholar in '''intelligent systems''', '''imitation''', and '''emotion'''. <BR> Affiliations: Postdoctoral Fellow, [http://www.feelix-growing.org/ FEELIX], Herts, United Kingdom
  
*[http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118951286/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 Hans Kuijper], sinologist turned '''systems scientist'''; application of complexity science to '''country/area studies'''.
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* [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/Atanu_Chatterjee '''Atanu Chatterjee'''], independent researcher studying '''complex systems'''; research interests encompass all areas of '''nature and natural processes'''. <BR> Affiliations: Graduate Student and Researcher, [http://www.iitm.ac.in Indian Institute of Technology Madras]. Past: [http://www.iarc.res.in Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC)],India
  
*[http://www.amherst.edu/~rloldershaw/ Robert L. Oldershaw], cosmologist and philosopher studying '''discrete fractal''' paradigms and '''hierarchical systems theory'''.
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*[http://www.biocosm.org/about.htm '''James N. Gardner'''], complexity theorist, author, lawyer, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the '''selfish biocosm hypothesis'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Portland, OR USA
  
* [http://www.rationalmorality.info/ Stefan Pernar], independent systems scholar, '''philosopher''', and author.
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*[http://www.asvj91.dsl.pipex.com/Hans_KUIJPER/AREA_STUDIES_Vs_DISCIPLINES_Hans_KUIJPER.pdf '''Hans Kuijper'''], retired economist and sinologist (China studies) turned '''systems scientist'''; application of complexity science to '''country and area studies'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  
* [http://theconnective.org/ Eyal Sivan], integration architect studying '''ethics''' and '''social systems''', proposer of the '''connective hypothesis'''.
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*[http://cadelllast.com/ '''Cadell Last'''], '''evolutionary anthropologist''', interested in human divergence, technocultural pathways, and the future of intelligence. <BR> Affiliations: [http://www.vub.ac.be/en/ Vrije Universiteit Brussel], Brussels, Belgium (2014).
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* [http://www.rationalmorality.info/ '''Stefan Pernar'''], independent systems scholar, '''philosopher''', and author. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Philosophy Writer, Entrepreneur, Student, Melbourne, Australia
  
* [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/John_Smart#.27.27.27John_Smart.27.27.27 John M. Smart], systems theorist studying '''accelerating change''' and '''evolutionary development'''.
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* [http://theconnective.org/ '''Eyal Sivan'''], integration architect studying '''ethics''' and '''social systems''', proposer of the '''connective hypothesis'''. <BR> Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Toronto, Canada
  
* [http://evodevouniverse.com/wiki/index.php/Cl%C3%A9ment_Vidal Clement Vidal], philosopher of science and cosmology, focusing on '''natural, comprehensive and systems philosophy'''.
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* [http://www.clemson.edu/caah/philosophy/faculty-staff/facultyBio.html?id=542 '''Kelly C. Smith'''], philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the '''evolution of ethics''', '''culture''', and '''rationality.''' <BR> Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, [http://www.clemson.edu/ Clemson U], Clemson, SC USA
  
 
Available Associate activities (per your interest and ability):
 
Available Associate activities (per your interest and ability):
 
* Finding scholars from diverse backgrounds interested in exploring evolutionary and/or developmental models of universal change
 
* Finding scholars from diverse backgrounds interested in exploring evolutionary and/or developmental models of universal change
 
* Building an EDU bibliography, doing wiki editing or authorship projects
 
* Building an EDU bibliography, doing wiki editing or authorship projects
* Peer-reviewing scholarly articles
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* Fact checking and peer-reviewing scholarly articles
* Helping with conference preparation (call for papers, minor organizational activities)
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* Helping with conference preparation (call for papers, organizational activities)
'''All Interested Thinkers:''' Would you like to help manage and grow the EDU community? Can you commit at least four hours a week over a minimum of four months to help develop our community? Please email [mailto:johnsmart@accelerating.org John Smart] about becoming an '''Associate'''.
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'''All Interested Scholars:''' Would you like to help manage and grow the EDU community? Can you commit at least four hours a week over a minimum of four months to help develop our community? Please email [mailto:johnsmart@accelerating.org John Smart] about becoming an '''Associate'''. All EDU members are welcome to participate in our fortnightly EDU Project teleconferences. Associates who participate actively and regularly may be asked to become Directors.

Latest revision as of 19:10, 30 August 2019

Evo Devo Universe is a global community of theoretical and applied physicists, chemists, geologists, ffbiologists, cognitive and social scientists, economists, computer scientists, technologists, philosophers, information theorists, complexity scholars and systems theorists who are interested in better characterizing the relationship and difference between evolutionary and developmental processes in the universe and its subsystems. The project originated from John Smart and Clément Vidal in Jan 2008.

Current Directors

EDU Directors do the main work of maintaining and moderating our research and discussion community, on a volunteer and part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).

  • Georgi Georgiev, physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured exponential growth in complexity through time.
    Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Assumption College, Worcester, MA USA

Past Directors

Past community directors (in alpha order by last name). Director positions are for a minimum of one year. We thank you for your service to EDU.

  • Cadell Last, evolutionary anthropologist studying cosmic evolution, big history, and potential theoretical implications for the future of humanity.
    Affiliations: Doctoral Student, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium (2014).
  • Carlos Mariscal, philosopher of science/astrobiologist studying Universal Biology, the study of generalizations expected to hold true for biology everywhere.
    Affiliations: Assistant Professor in the department of Philosophy at University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • Kelly C. Smith, philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the evolution of ethics, culture, and rationality.
    Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, Clemson U, Clemson, SC USA

Institutionally-Affiliated Scholars

The following institutionally-affiliated scholars have agreed to publicly endorse and participate in the EDU interdisciplinary research community at some level to date. Other scholars can be found on our listserve, EDU-Talk. Listings are in alpha order by last name:

  • Ping Ao aims to understand and solve biological, engineering, and physical problems based on the first principles, particularly from the universal evolutionary dynamics.
  • David Baker, big historian working on Universal Darwinism and rising complexity.
    Affiliations: Lecturer in Big History at the University of Amsterdam (previously at Macquarie University)
  • Joe Brisendine, graduate student in biochemistry, with a focus on self-organization of non-equilibrium charge transport.
    Affiliation: CUNY
  • Taner Edis, physicist, philosopher, scholar of complex systems and the naturalistic world view.
    Affiliations: Professor of Physics, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO USA
  • Georgi Georgiev, physicist working on understanding the mechanisms for the measured exponential growth in complexity through time.
    Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Assumption College, Worcester, MA USA
  • Kostas Konstantinidis, space systems engineer working on in-situ astrobiology missions in the solar system, as well as autonomous precision planetary landing.
    Affiliations: Research assistant and PhD candidate, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
  • Michael Levin, developmental biologist investigating information storage and processing in biological systems.
    Affilitations: Principal Investigator, The Levin Lab, Tufts University.
  • Laurent Nottale, cosmologist and pioneering theorist in scale relativity and fractal space-time.
    Affiliations: Director of Research, CNRS; Researcher, Paris Observatory, Paris, France
  • Michael E. Price, evolutionary psychologist, interested in applying adaptationist criteria from evolutionary biology to identify potential adaptations created by cosmological natural selection.
    Affiliation: Brunel University London
  • Marko A. Rodriguez computer and cognitive scientist studying graph theory and its application to various areas including collective intelligence.
    Affiliations: Graph Systems Architect, Aurelius, Santa Fe, USA; Visiting Researcher, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
  • David Schwartzman, geochemist, studying the long term biogeochemical cycle of carbon, biological weathering, lead pollution, astrobiology, the origin of life, philosophy of science, energy and climate change.
    Affiliations: Professor Emeritus, Howard University, Washington, DC USA
  • Kelly C. Smith, philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the evolution of ethics, culture, and rationality.
    Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, Clemson U, Clemson, SC USA
  • Tony Smith, complex systems analyst studying emergence, cellular automata, and discrete processes.
    Affiliations: Researcher, Kororoit Institute; Complex Systems Analyst, Meme Media, Melbourne, Australia
  • Fred Spier, anthropologist, scholar of big history (cosmic origins to modern society).
    Affiliations: Senior Lecturer in Big History, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Eric Steinhart is a computer scientist and philosopher interested in the application of evolutionary principles in fundamental ontology.
    Affiliations: Associate Professor of Philosophy, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ, USA
  • Steven R. Walk, electrical engineer, studying quantitative technology forecasting and social change using natural performance and diffusion models.
    Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA USA
  • Bruce H. Weber, professor of biochemistry emeritus, and scholar in evolution, development, self-organization, natural selection, and complex systems.
    Affiliations: Prof. of Biochem. Emeritus, CSU Fullerton; Robert H Woodworth Chair in Sci. & Natural Philos. Emeritus, Bennington College, Bennington, VT USA

Have you done research (peer reviewed or trade articles) in any topics related to EDU research questions? Please email Clement Vidal about being listed here, and if interested, fill-in the EDU-Talk subscription form to join the listserve discussions on these issues!

Independent Scholars

The following independent scholars, whose published work advances evolutionary and developmental scholarship in the estimation of the EDU community, have agreed to publicly endorse and participate in the community at some level to date. Other scholars can be found on our listserve, EDU-Talk. Listings are in alpha order by last name:

  • Mary Ann Allison, author and scholar of complexity and evolutionary process in sociology and culture.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar; Principal, The Allison Group, Brooklyn, NY USA
  • Robin Allott, author and scholar in linguistics, evolutionary psychology, and linguistic theories of cultural evolution.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Language Brain and Body Evolution, Seaford, United Kingdom
  • Jon Beach, Author and scholar interested in the relationship between biological evolution, technological innovation and human consciousness.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Orange CA USA
  • Rick Bradford, physicist, cosmologist and engineer, researching cosmic coincidences and fine-tuning.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • William R. Buckley, author and developer of machine self-replication and machine ontogeny.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, San Francisco Bay Area, CA USA
  • John Chelen, scholar in cellular automata, information theory, intelligence, cosmology and quantum physics.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Washington, DC USA
  • Michael Chorost, author and scholar in human-machine interfaces and social and technological evolution and development.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Science Writer; External Advisory Boards for Neuroscience Research, Northwestern and Brown Universities; Washington, DC USA
  • Bruce Damer, researcher and author employing digital simulation in space, complexity and origin of life challenges.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar and Project Leader, EvoGrid (origin of life simulation), Santa Cruz, CA USA
  • James N. Gardner, complexity theorist, author, lawyer, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the selfish biocosm hypothesis.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Portland, OR USA
  • William F. Harms, philosopher and scholar in cultural evolution, information, and moral ecologies.
    Affiliations: Philosophy Instructor and Independent Scholar, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Hans Kuijper, retired economist and sinologist (China studies) turned systems scientist; application of complexity science to country and area studies.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • John McCrone, science writer and researcher in hierarchy theory, logic and mind science.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Webmaster, Dichotomistic.com, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Robert L. Oldershaw, cosmologist and philosopher studying discrete fractal paradigms and hierarchical systems theory.
    Affiliations: Independent Researcher in the field of Cosmology, Amherst, MA, USA

Are you an independent scholar who has done notable peer-reviewed research in topics related to EDU Themes? Please email Clement Vidal about being listed here, and fill-in the EDU-Talk subscription form to join the listserve discussions on these issues!

Associates

EDU Associates help with research community building, on a part-time basis (in alpha order by last name).

  • Cecilia Abadie, Computer scientist studying the role of networks on complex systems evolution.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, San Diego, CA USA
  • Arnaud J. Blanchard, computer and cognitive scientist, scholar in intelligent systems, imitation, and emotion.
    Affiliations: Postdoctoral Fellow, FEELIX, Herts, United Kingdom
  • James N. Gardner, complexity theorist, author, lawyer, scholar in philosophy, and proposer of the selfish biocosm hypothesis.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Portland, OR USA
  • Hans Kuijper, retired economist and sinologist (China studies) turned systems scientist; application of complexity science to country and area studies.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Cadell Last, evolutionary anthropologist, interested in human divergence, technocultural pathways, and the future of intelligence.
    Affiliations: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium (2014).
  • Stefan Pernar, independent systems scholar, philosopher, and author.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Philosophy Writer, Entrepreneur, Student, Melbourne, Australia
  • Eyal Sivan, integration architect studying ethics and social systems, proposer of the connective hypothesis.
    Affiliations: Independent Scholar, Toronto, Canada
  • Kelly C. Smith, philosopher, ethicist, and evolutionary biologist, studying the evolution of ethics, culture, and rationality.
    Affiliations: Assoc. Prof., Philosophy and Biological Sciences, Fellow, Rutland Inst. for Ethics, Clemson U, Clemson, SC USA

Available Associate activities (per your interest and ability):

  • Finding scholars from diverse backgrounds interested in exploring evolutionary and/or developmental models of universal change
  • Building an EDU bibliography, doing wiki editing or authorship projects
  • Fact checking and peer-reviewing scholarly articles
  • Helping with conference preparation (call for papers, organizational activities)

All Interested Scholars: Would you like to help manage and grow the EDU community? Can you commit at least four hours a week over a minimum of four months to help develop our community? Please email John Smart about becoming an Associate. All EDU members are welcome to participate in our fortnightly EDU Project teleconferences. Associates who participate actively and regularly may be asked to become Directors.