John Owens

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Current use of inheritance has illustrated that the introduction of conceptual inconsistencies is possible in a class hierarchy. This paper discusses the reasons why complete method redefinition infringes the essence of inheritance. A redefinition metric set is proposed and practical experiments demonstrate that the results obtained permit the detection of(More)
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Research Interests I am interested in using physical laws at the molecular level to understand the mechanisms of cell locomotion. For example, I have derived equations for cellular mechanochemical forces inspired by the molecular actions of extension and contraction of the cell body and the interaction between the cell and its surrounding environment. I(More)
In this paper we contribute to "sociology in bioethics" and help clarify the range of ways sociological work can contribute to ethics scholarship. We do this using a case study of an innovative neurotechnology, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and its use to attempt to diagnose and communicate with severely brain-injured patients. We compare empirical(More)