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Journal Articles

O'Malley MA & Parke EC (forthcoming). Microbes, mathematics, and models. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A.  [PDF (in press)]

Parke EC, Calcott B & O'Malley MA (2018). A cautionary note for claims about the microbiome's impact on the "self." PLoS Biology, 16(9), e2006654. [pdf]

Parke EC & Russell JC (2018). Ethical responsibilities in invasion biology. The Ecological Citizen, 2(1), 17–19.  [pdf]

Parke EC (2014). Experiments, simulations, and epistemic privilege. Philosophy of Science, 81(4), 516–536.  [pdf]

Parke EC (2014). Flies from meat and wasps from trees: Reevaluating Francesco Redi's spontaneous generation experiments. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 45, 34–42.    [pdf]

Parke EC (2013). What could arsenic bacteria teach us about life? Biology & Philosophy, 28(2), 205–218.    [pdf]

Bedau MA, Parke EC, Tangen U & Hantsche-Tangen B (2009). Social and ethical checkpoints for bottom-up synthetic biology, or protocells. Systems and Synthetic Biology, 3, 65–75.    [pdf]


Woolley S, Parke EC, Kelley D, Poole AM & Ganley A (forthcoming). Striving for clarity about the “Lamarckian” nature of CRISPR-Cas systems. Biology & Philosophy, accepted.

Book Chapters

Parke EC & Bedau MA (2009). The precautionary principle and its critics. In MA Bedau & EC Parke (Eds.), The Ethics of Protocells (pp. 69–87). MIT Press.

Bedau MA & Parke EC (2009). Social and ethical issues concerning protocells. In S Rasmussen et al. (Eds.), Protocells: Bridging Nonliving and Living Matter (pp. 641–654). MIT Press.

Edited books


Bedau MA, Hansen PG, Parke EC & Rasmussen S (2009). Living technology: Five questions. Automatic Press/VIP.