Tina Rulli: Examining ethics of science and tech

Using DNA to engineer an island full of dinosaurs like in Jurassic Park sounds like far-fetched science fiction, but engineering the genetic makeup of animals, and even human embryos, is already possible. As science pushes forward, ethicist and philosophy professor Tina Rulli sees this technology as a hot spot of moral issues, and wants society to take a step back to decide whether it’s good or bad before people use it.


Roberta Millstein: Engaging with science theory and practice

Roberta Millstein isn’t a scientist, but that doesn’t stop her from making an impact on science by examining its underlying ideas.


Millstein studies science from a philosophical and historical angle, looks at the major concepts of biology like natural selection, sexual selection, population and random drift, as well as the history of the field and how research is done.