I'm going to London next November to attend The Royal Society conference on New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives. This is where all the scientists who want to change evolution will be gathering to spout their claims.
Developments in evolutionary biology and adjacent fields have produced calls for revision of the standard theory of evolution, although the issues involved remain hotly contested. This meeting will present these developments and arguments in a form that will encourage cross-disciplinary discussion and, in particular, involve the humanities and social sciences in order to provide further analytical perspectives and explore the social and philosophical implications.The program has been published. Here's the list of speakers ...
Gerd B. Müller
The extended evolutionary synthesis
The evolutionary synthesis today: extend or amend?
Re-conceiving the genotype: developmental plasticity
Evolution of phenotypic plasticity
Heredity and evolutionary theory
The ontology of evolutionary process
Can the way development works bias the path taken by evolution?
Biological action in read-write genome evolution
Genetics/epigenetics in development/evolution
Symbionts in evolution
Evolution viewed from medicine and physiology
Anthropomorphism in evolutionary biology
Sir Patrick Bateson
The active role of the organism in evolution
Developmental niche construction
A science of human nature
Human niche, human behaviour, human nature
The second inheritance system: the extension of biology through culture
Human evolution, niche construction and plasticity
Domestication as a model system for evolutionary biology
I didn't know that Paul Griffiths and Karola Stotz were going. It's a bit surprising that they would associate with some of these views. I'm glad that Douglas Futuyma will be there to represent the voice of reason. He seems to be one of the few speakers who understands modern evolutionary theory.
There are still a few spots available, according to the organizers. Sign up quickly.
The meeting is at Carlton House Terrace, which is just a few blocks from Trafalger Square and a short walk down The Mall to Buckingham Palace where the Corgis live.