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Kelly Smith is a philosopher of science also trained as an evolutionary biologist. He holds appointments in Philosophy & Religion as well as Biological Sciences at Clemson University. He is also a Lemon fellow of the Rutland Institute for Ethics and serves on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He believes deeply in the renaissance idea that humanities and the sciences have valuable insights to offer each other. His research is thus highly interdisciplinary, encompassing social and ethical issues surrounding the search for life on other planets, the scientific conception of life, the relation between science and religion, theoretical issues in biology and complexity, and bioethics.