This program was recorded at the 12th Annual Wonderfest, the San Francisco Bay Area Festival of Science.
Each week Kirsten and Justin bring science-y goodness to the world in their audio podcast program called This Week in Science (TWIS).
Dr. Kirsten Sanford (aka Dr Kiki), has a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology from UC Davis. She is a research scientist on avian learning and memory and in neuropsychoparmacology at UC Davis. And she is a lecturer on neurobiology and avian physiology.
Dr Kiki has become a science media maven of sorts. In addition to being the creator of TWIS since 1999, she is the host and producer of several science programs on the air and on the internet including: The Dr. Kiki Science Hour on the TWIT network, The international science variety program, Brink. She is the popSiren of RAD Science, a program of Revision3 Internet Television, and for Pixel Corps, she produces and hosts the programs called Potential Energy and Food Science.
The quick-witted Justin Jackson, is a science aficionado of exquisite mind. On his twitter @Jacksonfly, he describes himself as a snarky science opinionologist, an extroverted existentialist, and a tweeter and podcaster of science-y news.
Justin Jackson is co-host of the podcast This Week in Science.
Kirsten "Kiki" Sanford is a research scientist in neurophysiology at the University of California, Davis and is a specialist in learning and memory. She holds a B.S. in Conservation Biology and a Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology from U.C. Davis. Sanford is also the founder and host of the This Week in Science radio show/podcast, a weekly program broadcast from U.C. Davis since June 2000. She also holds a black belt in taekwondo.
On a live taping of the podcast "This Week in Science" at Wonderfest 2010, host Dr. Kiki Sanford discusses a study of worms that shows a preference for certain smells can be passed on to offspring without any genetic mechanism. If valid, the discovery supports Lamarckian evolution.
Branch of philosophy that attempts to elucidate the nature of scientific inquiryobservational procedures, patterns of argument, methods of representation and calculation, metaphysical presuppositionsand evaluate the grounds of their validity from the points of view of epistemology, formal logic, scientific method, and metaphysics. Historically, it has had two main preoccupations, ontological and epistemological. The ontological preoccupations (which frequently overlap with the sciences themselves) ask what kinds of entities can properly figure in scientific theories and what sort of existence such entities possess. Epistemologically, philosophers of science have analyzed and evaluated the concepts and methods employed in studying natural phenomena, both the general concepts and methods common to all scientific inquiries and the specific ones that distinguish special sciences.