AAAS [American Association for the Advancement of Science] Talk
In this speech Luria gave to a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he addressed the "certain
gloom in the world of biology" fanned by "prophets of doom" that believed that "all that was exciting to solve
in biology has been solved." In it he discussed the attack by integrationists on scientific reductionism, the influence
of social sciences on biology, and offered a "pure reductionist creed" that he based on three principles (see page
numbers five and six). To explore this, he used the studies of evolution and embryology as examples. He closed with a brief
discussion of biolinguistics.
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1976-02 (February 1976)
[Luria, Salvador E.]
Original Repository: American Philosophical Society. Library. Salvador Luria Papers
Reproduced with permission of Daniel D. Luria.
Reproduced with permission of the American Philosophical Society.
Later Career: Teacher and Administrator, 1972-1991