February 10, 2011
Call for Papers
"We don't have too many choices now. We are a society that is one hundred percent dependent on science. We're going to go up in our population in the next 40 years; we can't deal with the population we have without destroying our environment."
-J. Craig Venter -60 Minutes -November 22, 2010
[Also see Bill Foster(*)]
1 - All government/economy so far has evolved out of the neonate ignorance and pecking order of human origins as warm-blooded, cerebrating vertebrates -but-
2 - Continuing existence under genetic imperative defaults to science as the best and only agency of that continuing existence.
The continuing evolution of democracy entails successively greater interaction with science. What are the dynamics of that interaction? -and what, the implications of those dynamics and the logistics and consequences entailed?
Deadline is May 16, but the sooner we receive abstracts and responses, the better we understand the nature of this singularly new inquiry and the earlier our updates and communications -grads and post-grads most welcome for freshness of ideas - material and discussion coming from the natural sciences primarily and their governmental relationships in general: biology, anthropology, environmental science, economics, political science, social science, legislative process et cetera.
Abstracts should be limited to 250 words -all formats accepted; please post and forward accordingly.
Given the nature of the called-for material and extent of the conference call -1-day et cetera, it is expected that presentations can be held to not more than 15 minutes with up to another 15 for discussion.
Location in Los Angeles and all other details will be issued during the week immediately following the May 16 deadline.
Dr. David Scholler will discuss the evolutionary nature of problems in humanity today and their frequently conflicting institutionalizations as they exist in democracy today.
"Leaving Congress, Physicist Bill Foster Calls for Reinforcements
A month after losing his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, physicist-turned-lawmaker Bill Foster has a parting message for his fellow scientists: Replace me in Congress. And he's eager to help them do it."
-SCIENCE VOL 330 17 DECEMBER 2010
Updated February 10, 2011