Notes about I.M. Gelfand’s Seminar

Notes about I.M. Gelfand’s Seminar ISSN 1062-3604, Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 367–368. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2008. Original Russian Text © V.I. Agol, 2008, published in Ontogenez, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 454–456. HISTORY OF SCIENCE I.M. GELFAND’S SEMINAR ON BIOLOGY DOI: 10.1134/S1062360408060106 Writing about events that happened almost half a to the roots of the problems and impartially evaluated century ago is not simple; memory is not only selective the report. This evaluation could look rude, but it was but has its own opinion not necessarily coinciding with rude only on the surface—if a speaker was serious the real history and can introduce disproportion or dis- about his work, he had to accept it. We had to accept tortion. Thus, I cannot be sure of the details but hope to that Gelfand’s statements were critical not due to his reproduce the Seminar’s aura. bitchiness and feistiness but rather to the vulnerability of our results in the long run. This very opportunity to One can say that the Gelfand’s Seminar had two have an ultimate evaluation made us ignore the accom- sides, appearance and content. On the surface, the sem- panying and often ugly circumstances. Consciously http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

Notes about I.M. Gelfand’s Seminar

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2008 by MAIK Nauka
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Life Sciences; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology; Developmental Biology
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1062-3604
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1608-3326
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10.1134/S1062360408060106
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ISSN 1062-3604, Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 367–368. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2008. Original Russian Text © V.I. Agol, 2008, published in Ontogenez, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 454–456. HISTORY OF SCIENCE I.M. GELFAND’S SEMINAR ON BIOLOGY DOI: 10.1134/S1062360408060106 Writing about events that happened almost half a to the roots of the problems and impartially evaluated century ago is not simple; memory is not only selective the report. This evaluation could look rude, but it was but has its own opinion not necessarily coinciding with rude only on the surface—if a speaker was serious the real history and can introduce disproportion or dis- about his work, he had to accept it. We had to accept tortion. Thus, I cannot be sure of the details but hope to that Gelfand’s statements were critical not due to his reproduce the Seminar’s aura. bitchiness and feistiness but rather to the vulnerability of our results in the long run. This very opportunity to One can say that the Gelfand’s Seminar had two have an ultimate evaluation made us ignore the accom- sides, appearance and content. On the surface, the sem- panying and often ugly circumstances. Consciously

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Published: Nov 29, 2008

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