Mel Andrews is a philosopher of mind, biology, and cognitive science and a graduate of Tufts University. Mel hopes to answer one really big question: how did entities with experience, agency, and knowledge, like you and me, come to exist out of fundamentally inanimatematerial, like dirt? Mel is a published scholar, and has presented at national and international conferences. Alongside her friend Maximus Thaler, Mel runs an online course on new topics in evolutionary theory.
To make the concept of conscious evolution fully respectable again, TVOL is pleased to feature this collection of commentaries by leading evolutionary scientists and philosophers.