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Title: Haddin Forum: Patterns in Complex Social and Evolutionary Processes
Calendar: College of Arts and Sciences Events
Date: 02.28.2014 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 1401 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL, United States
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What: Haddin Forum: Patterns in Complex Social and Evolutionary Processes
When: Feb. 28, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Where: 524 Heritage Hall, 1401 University Boulevard
Price: Free
Contact: thecollege@uab.edu

"Patterns in Complex Social and Evolutionary Processes"
Marshall Abrams, Associate Professor, UAB Department of Philosophy

Marshall Abrams will discuss conceptual and mathematical relationships between topics in anthropology, evolutionary biology, and philosophy. He’ll discuss models of cultural variation within human societies, models of evolution intended to explain why sexual reproduction evolved, and models of the manner in which verbal reports from witnesses provide rational justification for beliefs. He will also discuss relationships between interpretive practices in the humanities and mathematical modeling in the social and natural sciences.

Forum participants do not need any special background in mathematics, science, or the humanities to participate.
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