Liz Stillwaggon Swan

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In this paper we address the interrelated questions of why and how certain features of an organism’s environment become meaningful to it. We make the case that knowing the biology is essential to understanding the foundation of meaning-making in organisms. We employ Miguel Nicolelis et al’s seminal research on the mammalian somatosensory system to enrich(More)
Image cytometry was used to assess seasonal variation in the proliferation fraction of Australian common nevi. Twenty pairs of nevi were evaluated. One member of each pair had been excised during the Australian summer, and the other member of the pair had been excised during the winter. The nevi were matched for age, sex, and body site. From each nevus,(More)
This special issue is an extension of a project begun in 2010 when I sent out a call for papers for an anthology dedicated to exploring the biological origins and evolutionary development of organic mindedness. I expected a dozen or so submissions and received over 60. Some of those were published in Origins of Mind (Springer 2012), some appear in this(More)
This paper utilizes the framework of Karl Popper’s 3-world ontology to make the case that forensic science is a specialized coding system that establishes meaningful connections between the world of biology (world 1) and the world of human society (world 3). Forensic science is a cross-disciplinary endeavor that uses scientific methods to determine what(More)
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