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Remote Ready Biology Learning Activities

Remote Ready Biology Learning Activities has 50 remote-ready activities, which work for either your classroom or remote teaching.

Emergence and Contingency/Purpose/Agency:
An Exploration of an Intersection Between
History and Biology/Neurobiology

Book Lists

Grobstein for Burke

Buchanan, T., Nexus: Small Worlds and the Ground-Breaking Theory of Networks, 2002

Damasio, A., The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness, 2000

Dennett, D., Darwin's Dangerous Vision: Evolution and the Meanings of Life, 1995

Dennett, D, Freedom Evolves, 2003

Nisbett, R.  The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently and Why, 2003

Norretranders, The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size, 1999

Wolfram, S. A New Kind of Science, 2002

Burke for Grobstein

Barbasi,, A, Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means, 2003

Epstein, J. and Axtell, R., Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science From the Bottom Up, 1996

Grand, S., Creation: Life and How to Make It, 2003

Jacobs, J.,  The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1992

Taylor, A., William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic, 1996

Wolfram, S. A New Kind of Science, 2002

White, Richard,  The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815, 1991


Submitted as a Mellon New Directions Fellowship Program Application, 9/2003

Tim Burke, Department of History, Swarthmore College,


Paul Grobstein, Department of Biology, Bryn Mawr College



Project and Significance

Outcomes and Timetable

Personal Statements

Materials Cited

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Pilot Observational Projects

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