On May , 2002, a workshop was held at the Dibner Institute
to discuss issues that would be worthwhile to pursue on this
website. Participants included biologists James Crow, Ford
Doolittle, Richard Lewontin, and Tomoko Ohta, and historians
Jay Aronson, John Beatty, Robert Cox, Michael Dietrich, Will
Provine, Jan Sapp, George Smith (Director of the Dibner Institute)
and Tomoko Steen.
Much of the discussion was substantial, and not merely procedural.
transcribed those portions of the discussion and included
The discussions here have mostly to do with molecular population
and not with many other issues that we also hope to cover
on this website,
e.g., molecular phylogenetics, evolution of the genome, and