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    The Blank Slate

    Professor Steven Pinker talked about his book, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, published by Viking. In it, he describes three major theories that have shaped understanding of human nature: the…

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    Human Cloning Research

    Scientists provided background information, including embryology, scientific issues underlying cloning, the role of mitochondria, and other topics. After their presentations they answered…

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    African-Americans and the Space Program

    At a program celebrating African-American History Month, former astronaut Dr. Harris, the first African-American to walk in space, talked about the contributions of African-Americans in the…

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    Year 2000 Computer Problem Initiative

    In speeches at the National Academy of Sciences, President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore talked about the progress the federal government and private businesses have made towards…

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    New Guidebook for Teaching Evolution

    Bruce Alberts and others talked about a new National Academy of Sciences publication, "Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science". It is a guidebook for teachers to help them teach…

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