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The San Francisco Tesla Society
presents a free presentation featuring
Roulette Wm. Smith, Ph.D.
Approaches for Answering 'How' and 'Why' Questions in the Life Sciences
Implications for Molecular Pathology and the Anthropology and Epidemiology of the Future"
Sunday, November 11, 2012 1 - 5 p.m. at theTechShop - San Francisco
Explaining the 'how' and 'why' of phenomena are ever-present challenges in philosophy and the sciences ... and especially in the life sciences.
During the past two decades, the San Francisco Tesla Society has provided a forum for me to discuss my perspectives on hows and whys of prion diseases, HIV/AIDS, nature and nurture in evolution, various neuropsychiatric disorders, "autotoxicity," "autovirulence," "context-specificity," common sense, and, most recently, stress-activated conditions (e.g., autoimmune disorders, cancers and the cancer mind/brain, de novo mutations, congenital conditions et al.).
This presentation will revisit and expand upon those past discussions. A goal is to incorporate into the discussion more complex and higher-order phenomena (e.g., mass hysteria, the evolution of religious and spiritual behaviors in selected tribes, gender identity issues, war and post-traumatic stress, and pathologies associated with downstream consequences of molecular events).
The presentation will underscore the seminal importance of our design and invention of a preliophic moleculator (i.e., protonic-electronic-ionic-photonic molecular calculator) platform and associated preliophic processes for explicating 'how' and 'why' issues.
Perhaps most important, this presentation reveals hows, whys, and preliophics of selected past and current events (e.g., World War II, a civil war in Lebanon, selected genocides, the Arab Spring, conflict in Syria, post-traumatic stress in returning war veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan). Also discussed are implications for stress-activated conditions, common sense, disorders of common sense, ethnomethodology (i.e., how one knows what one knows and any 'taken-for-granted' assumptions), and, the anthropology and epidemiology of the future.
Dr. Roulette Wm. Smith is the Director of the Institute for Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Studies in Palo Alto, California. Previous lectures by Roulette to the San Francisco Tesla Society include the following:
2011 The Cancer Brain Mind
2009 Using Logistic Reasoning to Discover the Etiology of the Autism Spectrum & Schizophrenia
2007 On the Biogenesis, Development and Evolution of Common Sense and Spirituality
2006 Evolution & Long-Term Memories in Living Systems.
2002 On the Biogenesis and Development of Terrorism
2001 Transmissible Agents of Slowly Progressive Diseases - Parsimony and New Perspectives