Curriculum Vitae


Stephen C. Meyer
208 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104
206-292-0401 x159 (O)

Education:

Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science.  University of Cambridge, England,  1991.  Thesis: "Of Clues and Causes:  A Methodological Interpretation of Origin-of-Life Research." Analyzed scientific and methodological issues in origin-of-life biology.

M.Phil. in the History and Philosophy of Science.  University of Cambridge, England, 1987.  Emphases: History of Molecular Biology, History of Physics, Evolutionary Theory. Six hours of graduate applied mathematics, 1983-84, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

B.S. in Physics/Earth Science (double major program), Minor in Philosophy. Graduated Cum Laude 1981, Whitworth College.                 

Present Employment:

Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture, Discovery Institute, Seattle, WA.  98104.  (Fall 1996-present).

Past Employment:

University Professor, Conceptual Foundations of Science, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416-4708.   Fall 2002- Spring 2005.

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA. 99251.  Fall 1990-2002.  Tenured 1996.

Geophysicist, Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), Dallas, Texas. 11/81-12/85.  Duties: Digital Signal Processing, Seismic Survey Interpretation, Technical Presentation.

other relevant experience:

Science Film Writer/Consultant, Illustra Media Productions, Muriettta, California, 92562.

Scholarships, Honors and  Awards:

“Daniel of the Year” Award, World Magazine, 2009.
Book of the Year, (London) Times Literary Supplement, 2009. (for Signature in the Cell).
Oleg Zinman Award, Best Essay in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 1999.
Listed in Who’s who Among America’s Teachers, 1998.
Templeton Foundation Science-Religion Teaching Award, 1995.
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Whitworth College, 1993-94.
Pascal Centre Research Fellowship, 1992-95.
American Friends of Cambridge University Scholar, 1987-1990.
British Overseas Research Scholarship, 1987-1989.
Rotary International Scholar, 1986-87.
Arco Civic Action Program Leadership Award, 1984.

Books or Monographs:

Meyer, S.C., (2013), Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design, HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers: New York, New York.  (Hardcover). New York Times Best Seller List, July 7, 2013.

Meyer, S.C., (2010), Signature in The Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers: New York, New York. (Paperback). 

Meyer, S.C., (2009), Signature in The Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, (HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers: New York, New York. (Hardcover).

Meyer, S.C., et. al. (2007) Explore Evolution, Hill House Publishers, London, England.

Campbell, J.A. and Meyer, S.C., edts., (2004)  Darwinism, Design and Public Education, Michigan State University Press: Lansing, Michigan.

Behe, M.J., Dembski, W.A., Meyer, S.C., (2002), Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe, (St. Ignatius Press: San Francisco).

DeWolf, D.K., Meyer, S.C. and DeForrest, M. (1999) Intelligent Design and the Public School Curriculum Science Curriculum.  (Foundation for Thought and Ethics: Dallas).

Articles in Academic Journals or Anthologies:

Meyer, S.C. (2012)  "Signature in the Cell: Intelligent Design and the DNA Enigma” in: The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity, James Stump and Alan Padgett, edts., (Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford) pp. 270-282.

Meyer, S.C. (2011)  "Of Molecules and (Straw) Men: A Response to Dennis Venema’s Review of Signature in the Cell" in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Vol. 63, Number 3, pp.171-182.

Meyer, S.C. and P.A. Nelson, (2011)  “Can the Origin of the Genetic Code Be Explained by Direct RNA Templating?” in Bio-Complexity, Vol. 2011, Issue 3, pp. 1-?

Meyer, S.C. (2011)  "Sauce for the Goose: Intelligent Design, Scientific Methodology, and the Demarcation Problem" in: The Nature of Nature, Bruce L. Gordon and William A. Dembski, edts., (ISI Books: Wilmington Delaware), pp. 95-131.

Meyer, S.C. (2011)  "DNA: The Signature in the Cell" in: The Nature of Nature, Bruce L. Gordon and William A. Dembski, edts., (ISI Books: Wilmington Delaware), pp. 293-345.

Meyer, S.C. (2010)  "The Difference it Doesn’t Make" in: God and Evolution, Jay Richards, edt., (Discovery Institute Press: Seattle, Washington), pp. 147-164.

Meyer, S.C. "A Scientific History - and Philosophical Defense - of the Theory of Intelligent Design", Religion - Staat - Gesellschaft, Vol 7, issue 2, 2006, pp. 203-247.

Meyer, S.C. (2006)  "Your Witness, Mr. Johnson" in: Darwin’s Nemesis: Phillip Johnson and the Intelligent Design Movement, William A. Dembski, ed., (InterVarsity Press: Downers Grove, IL.  USA), pp. 33-36.

Meyer, S.C. (2006)  "The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories" in: Darwin’s Nemesis: Phillip Johnson and the Intelligent Design Movement, William A. Dembski, ed., (InterVarsity Press: Downers Grove, IL.  USA), pp. 174-213.

Minnich, S.A. and S.C. Meyer, (2006)  "Genetic Analysis of Coordinate Flagellar and Type III Regulatory Circuits in Pathogenic Bacteria" in: Darwin’s Nemesis: Phillip Johnson and the Intelligent Design Movement, William A. Dembski, ed., (InterVarsity Press: Downers Grove, IL.  USA), pp. 214-223.

Meyer, S.C. (2004) Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, vol. 117 (2): pp. 213-239.  (The technical biology journal of the Smithsonian Institution).

Minnich, S. and Meyer, S.C. (2004) "Genetic Analysis of Coordinate Flaglellar and Type III Regulatory Circuits in Pathogenic Bacteria.” Design in Nature II:  Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering, M. Collins and C.A. Brebbia, edts.,  (Wessex Institute of Technology: Southhampton, England) pp. 295-304.

Meyer, S.C. (2004)  "The Cambrian Information Explosion: Evidence for Intelligent Design" in: Debating Design, Michael Ruse and William Dembski, edts., (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, England), pp. 371-391.

Meyer, S.C. (2004)  "Teaching about Dissent from neo-Darwinism," Trends in Evolution and Ecology, March Issue, vol. 19 (3), pp. 115-16.

Meyer, S.C. (2003)  "DNA and the Origin of Life: Information, Specification and Explanation" in: Darwinism, Design and Public Education, John Angus Campbell and Stephen C. Meyer, edts., (Michigan State University Press: Lansing, Michigan), pp. 223-285.

Meyer, S.C., Nelson, P.A., and Chien, P. (2003) "The Cambrian Explosion: Biology’s Big Bang" in Darwinism, Design and Public Education, John Angus Campbell and Stephen C. Meyer, edts., (Michigan State University Press: Lansing, Michigan),pp. 323-402 

Meyer, S.C. and Keas, M.N. (2003) "The Meanings of Evolution" in Darwinism, Design and Public Education, John Angus Campbell and Stephen C. Meyer, edts., (Michigan State University Press: Lansing, Michigan), pp. 135-156.

DeWolf, D.K, Meyer, S.C. and DeForrest, M. (2003) "Teaching the Controversy: Is it Science, Religion or Speech?" in Darwinism, Design and Public Education, John Angus Campbell and Stephen C. Meyer, edts., (Michigan State University Press: Lansing, Michigan), pp. 59-132.

Meyer, S.C.,  (2002), "Evidence of Design in Physics and Biology: From the Origin of the Universe to the Origin of Life," in: Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe, Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute, (St. Ignatius Press: San Francisco) vol. 9., pp.  53-111.

Meyer, S.C.,  (2002), "The Scientific Status of Intelligent Design: The Methodological Equivalence of Naturalistic and Non-Naturalistic Origins Theories," in: Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe, Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute, (St. Ignatius Press: San Francisco) vol. 9., pp. 151-211.

Dembski, W.A. and Meyer, S.C. (2002)  "Fruitful Interchange or Polite Chit-Chat?:  The Dialogue between Science and Theology?," in:  Science and Evidence for Design in the Universe, Proceedings of the Wethersfield Institute, (St. Ignatius Press:  San Francisco) vol. 9., pp.213-234.

Meyer, S.C. (2001), “Word Games: DNA, Design and Intelligence,” in Signs of Intelligence, William A. Dembski and James Kushiner, edts. (Brazos Press: Grand Rapids, MI.) pp102-111.

DeWolf, D.K, Meyer, S.C. and DeForrest, M. (2000) “Teaching the Origins Controversy:  Science, Religion or Speech?” University of Utah Law Review, vol. 39, pp. 39-110.

Meyer, S.C. (2000)  "Qualified Agreement: Modern Science and The Return of the God Hypothesis."  Science and Christianity: Four Views, Edt. Richard Carlson, Intervarsity Press: Downers Grove, pp. 129-75.  See also responses to other contributors pp. 58-61, 112-121, 249-255, respectively.

Meyer, S.C. (2000)  "The Demarcation of Science and Religion," in The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition: An Encyclopedia.  Edited by Ferngren, G., (Garland:  New York)  pp. 12-23.

Meyer, S.C. (1999)  "The Return of the God Hypothesis." Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, September Issue, vol. XI, pp. 1-38.

Meyer, S.C. (1999) "Teleological Evolution: The Difference it Doesn’t Make" in Darwinism Defeated?: The Johnson-Lamoureux Debate on Biological Origins, Robert Clements, edt., Regent Publishing: Vancouver, B.C., pp. pp. 89-100.

Meyer, S.C. (1999)  "DNA by Design: An Inference to the Best Explanation for the Origin of Biological Information."  Rhetoric and Public Affairs, (Michigan State University Press: Lansing, Michigan) Volume 1, No. 4., pp. 519-555.

Meyer, S.C. (1998)  "The Explanatory Power of Design: DNA and the Origin of Information."  Mere Creation: Science, Faith and Intelligent Design.  Edited by William A. Dembski, (Intervarsity Press: Downers Grove, Illinois), pp. 114-47.

Dembski, W.A. and Meyer, S.C. (1998)  "Fruitful Interchange or Polite Chit-Chat?:  The Dialogue between Science and Theology?," Zygon. September Issue, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 415-30.

Meyer, S.C. (1996)  "The Nature of Historical Science and the Demarcation of Design and Descent" in Facets of Faith and Science Volume IV: Interpreting God's Action in the World, University Press of America, Vol. 4, pp.91-130.

Meyer, S.C. (1996)  "'The Battle of the Beginnings: Why Neither Side is Winning the Creation Evolution Debate," Book Review.  The Christian Scholars Review.  Fall, Vol. XXVI: 1, pp. 112-14.

Meyer, S.C. and Nelson, P.A., (1996) "Getting Rid of the Unfair Rules," Book Review, The Battle of the Beginnings: Why Neither Side is Winning the Creation-Evolution Debate, Origins & Design, Volume 17: 2, 32-34 .

Meyer, S.C. (1996)  "The Origin of Life and the Death of Materialism."  The Intercollegiate Review.  Vol. 31. No. 2, 24-43.

Meyer, S.C. (1994) "Laws, Causes and Facts: A Response to Professor Ruse," in Darwinism: Science or Philosophy.  edt. by Buell, J. and Hearn, G.  Foundation for Thought and Ethics: Dallas. pp. 29-40.

Meyer, S.C. (1994)  "The Use and Abuse of Philosophy" in Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Vol. 46, Number 1, pp.14-18.

Meyer, S.C. (1994) "The Methodological Equivalence of Design and Descent: Can there be a Scientific Theory of Creation?" in The Creation Hypothesis: Scientific Evidence for An Intelligent Designer.  Edited by Moreland, J.P, Intervarsity Press: Downers Grove. pp. 67-112, 300-312.

Meyer, S.C. and Hartwig, M. (1993) "A Note to Teachers," in Pandas and People: The Central Question of Biological Origins, by Davis, P. and Kenyon, D., second edt., Haughton: Dallas,  pp.153-163.

Thaxton, C.B. and Meyer, S.C. (1988)  "Human Rights: Blessed by God or Begrudged by Government," Current World Leaders, Vol. 31, no. 5, pp. 553-56.

S.C. Meyer (1985)  "Scientific Tenets of Faith," Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp.40-42.

Sample Magazine and Opinion-Editorial  Articles:

Meyer. S.C. (2006) “Signs of Intelligence,” The Dallas Morning News, January  29th,

Meyer. S.C. (2006) “Intelligent Design is not Creationism.” The Daily Telegraph (of London), January 28th

Meyer. S.C. (2005) “Not by Chance.” The National Post (of Canada), December 1st

Meyer. S.C. and J.C. Campbell (2005) “How Should Schools Teach Evolution? Debate it.” U.S.A. Today, August 15th

Meyer. S.C. and J.C. Campbell (2005) “Teach the Controversy,” The Baltimore Sun, March 11

Meyer. S.C. and J.C. Campbell (2005) “Teach Scientific Controversy about Origins of Life,” The Chattanooga Times Free Press, January 30

Meyer. S.C. and J.C. Campbell (2004) “Students Should Learn to Assess Competing Theories,” The San Francisco Chronicle, December 10

Meyer. S.C. and J.C. Campbell (2004) “Incorporate Controversy into the Curriculum,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 15

Meyer. S.C. (2003) “Textbook debate: Its all about the Evidence,” The Houston Chronicle, Friday, September 19, 2003

Meyer. S.C. (2002) “Evidence, Not Motive, Weighs in Favor of Giving Schoolchildren All Sides,” The Columbus Dispatch, Monday, November 11, 2002

Chapman, B. and Meyer, S.C. (2002) "Darwin Would Love This Debate," The Seattle Times, June 10th

Meyer, S.C. (2002) "Teach the Controversy on Origins," Cincinnati Enquirer,March 30th.  Commentary section.

Meyer, S.C. (2001) "Darwin’s Public Defenders," Worldnetdaily.com,September 28th.  Commentary Section.

Meyer, S.C. (2001) "Darwin in the Dock," Touchstone,April

Chapman, B. and Meyer, S.C. (2000) "A Plan for the Recovery of the Iffy Economy," The Seattle Times,December 28th

Meyer, S.C. (2000) "’E’ is for Evolution, ‘F’ is for Fordam," The Kansas City Star, October 16th

Meyer, S.C. (2000)  "DNA and Other Designs," First Things,April Issue, pp. 30-38.  See write up in: The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 29th, 2000. See also: Correspondence, First Things,October Issue

Meyer, S.C. (1999) "Word Games: DNA, Design and Intelligence," Touchstone, July-August Issue, volume 12

Meyer, S.C. (1998) "Testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concerning the Teaching of Biological Origins,” Religious Liberties News, vol. 2, no. 3

Meyer, S.C. (1996)  "Don't Ask Don't Tell in Biology Instruction," The Washington Times, July 4th, 1996

Meyer, S.C. (1996) "Limits of Natural Selection A Reason To Teach All Theories," The Tacoma News Tribune.  May 12

Meyer, S.C. and D.K. DeWolf (1994) "Trouble in Political Paradise," The Chicago Tribune, October 18, Section 1 p. 23.

Meyer, S.C. (1994) "Scientist Stifled from Teaching Life's Origins," Oregonian, Jan. 4, p. B7.

Meyer, S.C. (1994) "Open Debate on Life's Origins," Insight, February 21, pp. 27-29.  See also Letters-to-the-Editor, April 4, 1994, p.4.

Meyer, S.C. (1993) "A Scopes Trial for the '90s," The Wall Street Journal, December 6, p. A14.  See also, "The Harmony of Natural Law," January 17th, Letters Section, p. A9.

Video production Credits:

Unlocking the Mystery of Life, (2002). Ilustra Media. Co-script Writer, Co-producer, Science Adviser, On-Camera Talent. Aired on  PBS, 2003.

Sample Television and Radio Appearances:

CNN, The Paula Zahn Show, “Intelligent Design”, December 18, 2005.  Debate with Eugenie Scott.

MSNBC, The Abrams Report, “Intelligent Design”, September 29, 2005.  Debate with Dan Abrams and Eugenie Scott.

NBC, Nightly News, “By Design?”, September 27, 2005,  Story by Robert  Bazell. 

ABC, Good Morning America, September 27, 2005,

BBC Scotland, Good Morning Scotland, “Origins of Man”, September 25, 2005,

PBS, Tavis Smiley, ”Teaching Evolution in America’s Schools,” August  29, 2005

ABC News,  Nightline,Intelligent Design vs. Evolution”, August 10, 2005.

The Laura Ingraham Show, “The Intelligent Design Issue”, August  8, 2005.

Fox News, Weekend Live with Tony Snow, August  6, 2005,  Debate with Nick Matzke.

BBC Radio 4, Today Programme, August  1, 2005,  Debate with Sir David Attenborough  about the theory of intelligent design.

Fox News, Big Story with John Gibson, “Teaching the Origins of Life”, May 6, 2005, Debate with Eugenie Scott.

Topic A with Tina Brown, May 5, 2005 ,       Debate with Kenneth Miller on teaching intelligent design in Kansas schools.

Jim Lehrer News Hour, The Creation Conflict in Schools, March 28, 2005.   Story by Jeffrey Bell.

BBC News Radio 4, Debate on Darwinism and Design with Prof. Stephen Jones of University College, London , moderated by Sarah Montague,  December 17th, 2004.

Faith under  Fire, with Lee Strobel, “Intelligent Design” August,  20th 2004, Debate with Michael Shermer.

National Public Radio, Science Friday with Ira Flatow, November 9 th, 2002.

National Public Radio, Talk of the Nation with Ray Suarez,“ Kansas Evolution Controversy.” August 16, 1999.

CNBC, Hardball With Chris Matthews, "Cloning," February 22nd, 1997.  Appeared with Ben Wattenberg, American Enterprise Institute, Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post and Peter Callahan of the Hastings Center.

Selected Conference Papers or  public Lectures:

“The Return of the Design Hypothesis?” Presentation to Darwinism and Design conference, Prague, Czech Republic, October 22, 2005

“DNA by Design?” Presentation to Templeton Science and Religion conference, Wycliff Hall, Oxford, July 19, 2005

“Teaching the Origins Controversy,” Presentation to The Ohio State Board of Education Conference, Columbus, Ohio, March 11th, 2002

Presenter and panelist with Eugenie Scott, Michael Ruse, Duane Gish, Robert John Russell and Jeffrey Schoss at The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences discussion of the Creation-Evolution issue, June 12, 2000, Berkeley, CA.

Testified before The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concerning alleged viewpoint discrimination in the teaching of biological origins in the public schools, Seattle, Washington, August, 21, 1998.

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