Perspectives on Science 8.3 (2000) 325-326
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Harold Dorn is Professor of the History of Science and Technology and Director of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology. He is the author of The Geography of Science (1991, Johns Hopkins University Press) and, jointly with James E. McClellan, Science and Technology in World History (1999, Johns Hopkins University Press) which received the 1999 book prize from the World History Association. His article, "Hugh Lincoln Cooper and the First Détente," was awarded the Abbott Payson Usher Prize by the Society for the History of Technology.
Stephen Gaukroger is Professor of History of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Sydney. His main interests lie in the area of early modern natural philosophy, and he is presently working on the connection between matter theory and mechanics from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Among his recent books is Descartes' Natural Philosophy (2000), co-edited with John Schuster and John Sutton. His Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early Modern Philosophy will be published 2001.
Manfred D. Laubichler is a theoretical biologist and historian of biology. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from Yale University and is about to finish his second doctorate in history at Princeton University. He has published articles in theoretical biology, philosophy of biology and history of biology. He is currently writing a book on the history of theoretical biology and serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Encyclopedic History of Biology with Academic Press. Starting in August 2001 he will be Assistant Professor of Biology at Arizona State University.
David Resnik is an Associate Professor of Medical Humanities at the Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) at East Carolina University and Associate Director of the Bioethics Center at University Health Systems of Eastern North Carolina. He has a Ph.D. (1990) and MA (1987) in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA (1985) in Philosophy from Davidson College. Dr. Resnik has published over 50 articles on various topics in philosophy and bioethics and is the author of The Ethics of Science: An Introduction (Routledge, 1998), and co-author with Pamela Langer and Holly Steinkraus of Human Germ-Line Gene Therapy: Scientific, Moral, and Political Issues (RG Landes, 1999). He is also the Associate Editor of the journal Accountability in Research and is on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research. His current research interests address ethical issues in biomedical research and biotechnology, ethical issues in genetics, and philosophical issues in science, technology, and medicine. He is working on a book with Adil Shamoo, a biochemist at the University of Maryland/Baltimore, on responsible conduct in research.