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William A. Dembski
A mathematician and a philosopher, William A. Dembski is associate research professor in the conceptual foundations of science at Baylor University and a senior fellow with Discovery Institute's Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture in Seattle.

Dr. Dembski previously taught at Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Dallas. He has done postdoctoral work in mathematics at MIT, in physics at the University of Chicago, and in computer science at Princeton University.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago where he earned a B.A. in psychology, an M.S. in statistics, and a Ph.D. in philosophy, he also received a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1988 and a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1996. He has held National Science Foundation graduate and postdoctoral fellowships. 

Elisabet Sahtouris
Elisabet Sahtouris is an evolution biologist, futurist, author, speaker and consultant on Living Systems Design. Showing the relevance of evolving biological systems to organizational design, she travels as a speaker in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She makes television and radio appearances in addition to live speeches and workshops.

Dr. Sahtouris is a citizen of the United States and of Greece, with a Canadian Ph.D. She did her post-doctoral work at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, taught at the University of Massachusetts and M.I.T., was a science writer for the HORIZON/ NOVA TV series. She was invited to China by the Chinese National Science Association, organized Earth Celebrations 2000 in Athens, Greece and has been a United Nations consultant on indigenous peoples. She is a participant in the Humanity 3000 dialogues of the Foundation for the Future, the Synthesis Dialogues with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, and consults with corporations and government organizations in Australia, Brazil and the USA.

Dr. Sahtouris uses nature's principles and practice, revealed in biological evolution, as useful models for organizational change. She applies them in the corporate world, in global politics and economics, in our efforts to create sustainable health and well being for humanity within the larger living systems of Earth.

Dr. Mike Behe
Michael J. Behe is Professor of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978.

His current research involves delineation of design and natural selection in discrete subsystems of DNA replication. In addition to publishing over 35 articles in refereed biochemical journals he has also written editorial features in The New York Times, Boston Review, the American Spectator and National Review. His book, Darwin's Black Box (The Free Press, 1996) discusses the implications for Neo-Darwinism of what he calls "irreducibly complex" biochemical systems. The book, which went through twelve printings before being issued in paperback, has been cited and reviewed internationally in over one hundred publications, and was recently named by National Review and World magazine as one of the one hundred most important books of the 20th century.

He has presented and debated his work at various conferences, including at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, the University of Notre Dame, Princeton University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Cambridge University. Besides many radio and television interviews, in 1997, he was featured on two episodes of the PBS program Technopolitics.

Earl Aagaard, PhD
Earl is a professor of Biology at Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA.
"People have been asking for hundreds of years whether the diversity on this earth could be explained reasonably by some natural means. Today, in my opinion, the best evidence is that it can not."

Robert Wright
Robert Wright is the author of

Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in an Age of Information
The Moral Animal : Why We Are the Way We Are : The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
Nonzero : The Logic of Human Destiny
The Moral Animal was named by the New York Times Book Review as one of the twelve best books of the year and has been published in nine languages. A recipient of the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism, Wright has published in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Time, and Slate. He was previously a senior editor at The New Republic and The Sciences and now runs the Web site

He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two daughters.

Phillip Johnson
A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School, Phillip E. Johnson served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court and has taught law for more than thirty years since at the University of California, Berkeley.

For the last decade he has also been at the forefront of the public debate over evolution and creation. He is recognized as the leading spokesman for the intelligent design movement, and he has taken his message to such places as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Johnson travels frequently to speak at conferences and with television and radio audiences. He has appeared on Chuck Colson's Breakpoint, on Business News Network's Consumer Hotline and on James Dobson's Focus on the Family, among other shows. Most recently, he was interviewed by Ted Koppel on ABC News's Nightline.