tific publications that the biologists

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In the first phase of the analysis, I produced a conceptual reconstruc-Peter D. Karp In the next phase, I searched for patterns in the differences between successive My Ph.D. dissertation describes an A class knowledge base defines a tax-states of the biologists' knowledge. Patfocuses on a program of research in process knowledge base describes the terns in the differences indicate reamolecular biology that culminated in chemical reactions that can occur soning methods that were used to the discovery of a new mechanism of between the biological objects in this derive new theories from old ones. An experiment is described My analysis identified theory-modifiuation. In the first phase of my work, in a third knowledge base by creating cation operators that the biologists I performed a historical study of this the particular objects (instantiated used to modify their theories; these program of biological research in from the known classes of objects) operators form the core of the which I reconstructed the different that are present in the experiment. These patterns also supat different points in time and then called Gensim (genetics simulator) port the conjecture that scientists use analyzed the differences between predicts experimental outcomes by four different modes of scientific these successive theories.



Review of Thinking about Android Epistemology

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This article is a review of Thinking about Android Epistemology by Kenneth Ford, Patrick Hayes, and Clark Glymour. The result of colliding beams of gold traveling near the speed of light ("minibangs") allows physicists to observe the liberation of quarks and gluons from protons and neutrons, revealing conditions that existed at the earliest moments of creation of the universe, thus validating current theories of how the original mix of quarks and gluons phase-transitioned into the mundane soup of protons and neutrons that forms the building blocks of everything. Theoretical and experimental breakthroughs since the 1970s, as well as technological advances in the art of colliding and detecting particles, have made it possible to observe a new "energy frontier," with a wealth of results that will allow a refinement of our theories. The question of the validity of the results obtained is a completely empirical matter. No one would seriously entertain the claim that the results obtained from RHIC are invalid because the results were obtained in an artificially induced laboratory setting rather than as the result of direct observation of nature.


Review of Thinking about Android Epistemology

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This article is a review of "Thinking about Android Epistemology by Kenneth M. Ford, Patrick J. Hayes, and Clark Glymour. Cambridge, MA: AAAI Press/The MIT Press.


Review of Foundations of Cognitive Science

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However, a number of issues are repeated across chapters, and it is not clear that the authors of each chapter had a chance to read the other chapters while they wrote theirs. The different parts of the book could have been better (more explicitly) named; for example, domains on its own means little to me! The book has an advantage in that it provides a collection of chapters on the foundations of cognitive science written by different people; hence, we see differing points of view from experts in given areas, which could not be achieved by a single author. However, a criticism of the book is that nearly all the chapters are by authors with a U.S. affiliation, with a few from England, and I find it difficult to believe that leading cognitive scientists in other countries could not have written something. Thus, we get an American-Anglo view of cognitive science rather than an international one, such as that given in Ó'Nualláin (1995).