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Ron Numbers Conference

Science without God: Religion, Naturalism and the Sciences
A Conference to Honour Ronald L. Numbers 

Conference Venue: First Presbyterian Church, 110 North Adams Street, Tallahassee.
Conference Hotel:  DoubleTree Hotel, Tallahassee, 101 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301-7774.

Afternoon/ Evening Arrive. Please make your own dinner plans, bearing in mind, if you wish to eat out, that it is Valentine’s Day.
9:00-9:20 Welcome:  Michael Ruse, Peter Harrison and Jon Roberts
9:20-10.00 Ancient Natural Philosophy:  Daryn Lahoux
Commentator:  Efthymios Nicolaidis
10.00-10:40   Medieval Natural Philosophy:  Michael H. Shank
Commentator:  Peter Harrison
10:40-11.00     COFFEE BREAK
11.00-11:30         Early Modern Natural Philosophy:  Peter Harrison
Commentator:  Ted Davis
11:30-12:10    Early Modern Chronology:  Florence Hsia
Commentator:  Keith Benson
12:10-12:50   Astronomy:  J. B. Shank
Commentator:  Michael Shank
1.00-2:00   LUNCH
2:00-2:40     Physics:  Matthew Stanley
Commentator: Fred Gregory
2:40-3:20   Chemistry: John Hedley Brooke
Commentator:  Matt Stanley
3:20-4:00 Geology:  Nicolaas Rupke
Commentator:  Rod Stiling
4:00-4:20   COFFEE BREAK
4:20-5:00    Medicine [physiology & epidemiology]:  Sue Lederer
Commentator:  John Harley Warner
5:00-5:40       Anthropology:  David N. Livingstone
Commentator:  Bob Richards
6:45 DINNER.  Meet at Doubletree Hotel Lobby for Transport to Restaurant
9:00-9:40     Biology [19th and 20th c.]:  Michael Ruse
Commentator:  Gregg Mitman
9:40-10:20   Psychology:  Jon H. Roberts
Commentator:  Steve Wald
10:20-11:00 Psychiatry:  Rennie B. Schoepflin
Commentator: Jon Roberts
11:00-11-20 COFFEE BREAK
11:20-12:00 Social Sciences:  John Evans
Commentator: Terrie Aamodt
12:00-12:40 Biblical Studies:  Scott Prinster
Commentator:  Jon Butler
12:40-2:00 LUNCH
2:00-2:40 Religious Studies:  Matt Day
Commentator:  William Trollinger 
2:40-3:20 19th-Century Evolutionary Naturalists:  Bernie Lightman
Commentator:  John Brooke
3:20-4:00 Philosophical Studies:  Elliott Sober
Commentator:  Michael Ruse
4:00-4:20      COFFEE BREAK
4:20-5:30 Science and Naturalism: Round Table: Ron Numbers, Peter Harrison, Jon Roberts, Michael Ruse           
6:45       Meet in Hotel Lobby for Transport /Directions to Chez Ruse for dinner 

We are very grateful for the financial support of The Historical Society, Florida State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  We are also indebted to the First Presbyterian Church of Tallahassee for the use of their facilities.