Presenter: James Strick, PhD
Format: MP4 Video file download
Includes: Audio & Slides
This talk will give a brief overview of the centuries-old debate in life sciences over mechanism vs vitalism. The impacts of this debate on society?s views of nature will be examined, as well as on medicine and agriculture. A historical case from the 1930s, Wilhelm Reich?s bion experiments, will provide a modern window into implications of this controversy for biology and medicine today.