COLBY COLLEGE Research SymposiumStudent Research Opportunities
 2003 Symposium

Research Symposium

Fourth Annual - 2003

Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert Pennock gave the keynote address for the symposium at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 30th in Olin 1. The title of his talk was, "Attacking Clones and Killer Tomatoes: What are the real ethical challenges of genetic technology?"

Dr. Pennock is a philosopher of science who has lectured widely on a variety of topics at the interface of science and society. He is a lecturer at the Lyman Briggs School and Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University. As a philosopher of science, Pennock encourages students to consider fundamental questions such as: "What is scientific theory? What is the relationship between theory and observation? What is the nature of scientific evidence? What are the limits of scientific methods? How is science related to ethics? How should society repond to attacks from religion upon scientific findings?"

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