About the author

I have been active in defending science education against the attacks of antievolutionists for the last 20 years, I am a member of the National Center for Science Education, and the Skeptics Society and am something of a minor expert in the creation/evolution debate. I am a founding member of the McLean v. Arkansas Documentation Project and I volunteer at the Talk.Origins Archive answering feedback questions.

Furthermore, I am a 3rd level Primate in The Malevolent Order of Black-Hooded Evolutionist Conspirators, Huxley Division (Go Fighting Bulldogs!). I could tell you more but I’d have to Ctrl+Alt+Del you.

Tempus et forte vincere omnes!

Politically I am what you would call a classic liberal (as opposed to the more socialist leaning types that are often called liberals these days) or a moderate libertarian (I believe the Libertarian party goes too far into anarcho-capitalism).

For more about me and how I got involved in the CvE debate see the biographical info page on my web site: Creation/Evolution Locus.

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Feel free to send me links to any new creationist silliness you happen to run across that might be comment worthy.

Some creationists I’ve encountered:

Myself and Dr. Duane Gish, Vice President of the Institute for Creation Research, at the Southern California Center for Christian Studies 1998 Summer Conference (August).  (Photo by Don Frack)

Yours truly with Dr. Jonathan Wells, author of Icons of Evolution (2000) and Fellow of the  Discovery Institute’sCenter for the Renewal of Science and Culture“, at a “Darwinism in Crisis” event held at Biola University in La Mirada California (10-2002).    (Photo by  Wesley Elsberry)

Myself and Dr. Paul Nelson, a Fellow of the  Discovery Institute’sCenter for the Renewal of Science and Culture“,  at the “Intelligent Design & The Future Of Science” event held at Biola University in La Mirada California  (4-23-2004).

Yours truly with  Dr. Michael Behe, author of Darwin’s Black Box, and Senior Fellow of the  Discovery Institute’sCenter for the Renewal of Science and Culture“,  at the “Intelligent Design & The Future Of Science” event held at Biola University in La Mirada California  (4-23-2004).

Myself and convicted felon “Dr.” Kent Hovind (a.k.a. “Dr. Dino”) at his debate with Michael Shermer of the   Skeptics Society at the University of California Irvine (4-29-2004).  See also the Kent Hovind FAQ on the  Talk Origins Archive and The Kent Hovind Page on  No Answers in Genesis.

Yours truly with Dr. Hugh Ross, astronomer, old Earth creationist, and founder of Reasons to Believe Ministries at the Question of Age conference, First Free Evangelical Church, Fullerton, CA   (4-29-2006). (Photo by Don Frack)

Moi with Dr. Gary Parker of Answers in Genesis at the Calvary Chapel, Downey, CA (6-3-2012)

Some scientists and philosophers I’ve met:

Myself with a group of evolution defenders. From the left: Dr. Wesley Elsberry (zoology), Dr. Robert Pennock (history & philosophy of science), Don Frack (zoology), Dr. Wilfred Elders (geology,) Troy Britain (evolution education activist) , Dave Matson (evolution education activist), and kneeling Dr. Michael Shermer (history & philosophy of science, skeptic). Taken after a lecture by Pennock at a Skeptics Society meeting (12-10-2000).

Don Frack (left), Prof. Daniel Dennett (center), yours truly and my beard. After a lecture by Professor Dennett at the Skeptics Society (Photo by Gaynell Frack).

Professor Jim Hofmann (who teaches a class on the C/E issue at Cal State Fullerton), Dr. Eugenie Scott (Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education), and yours truly, prior to a lecture by Dr. Scott at CSF (4-17-03). (Photo by Don Frack)

From left to right, Don Frack, Dr. Paul (PZ) Myers (of the blog Pharyngula), and yours truly, at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (10-05).

Dr. Barbara Forrest of Southeastern Louisiana University and myself at Cal State Fullerton on 3-3-2008. Dr. Forrest is the co-author of Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The wedge of Intelligent Design (2004), and more recently an expert witness in the Intelligent Design trial: Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District (2005). She had just given a talk on her involvement in the trial and some of the (mis)treatment she has been subjected to at the hands of some in the ID crowd.  (Photo by Jim Hofmann)

Yours truly with Paleoanthropologist Dr. Donald Johanson, Founding Director of the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University and the noted discoverer of the famous fossil skeleton “Lucy” (Australopithecus afarensis), at the Darwin Today: Evolution and Scientific Thought lectures held at the University of Southern California on April 15th 2009 (my thanks to the anonymous volunteer photographer).

Yours truly with geneticist & evolutionary biologist  Dr. Francisco J. Ayala (U.C. Irvine), after his talk The Foundations of Morality: Biology, Culture, Religion?” at Cal State Fullerton. Sept. 23 2010. Dr. Ayala was also one of the expert witnesses for the plaintiffs in the 1981 McLean v. Arkansas creation science trial. (Photo by Jim Hofmann)

For a few more see the pics page on my web site.