Michael Goldsby recently received his Ph.D. from the Philosophy Department at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. His core research interests are in the fields of philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of ecology – especially the relationship between prediction and explanation, the testing and use of models in science, and the peculiarities of models and laws that are used as scientific baselines. Additionally, he has interests in biomedical and environmental ethics, where those fields intersect with philosophy of science. In addition to research, Michael Goldsby also has a passion for teaching. When it's reasonably warm and he can get a break from the halls of the academy, he likes to do anything that will get him outside, such as hiking, camping, kayaking, exploring a new place, and playing frisbee-based sports. When it is not so warm, he enjoys boardgames, good movies/television, and home-brewing.