Michael J. Behe is Professor of Biological Sciences and the author of Darwinís Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution (The Free Press, 1996). Darwinís Black Box discusses the implications for Neo-Darwinism of what Dr. Behe calls "irreducibly complex" biochemical systems. It went through twelve printings before being issued in paperback, and 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. Dr. Beheís 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 Dr. Behe has also written editorial features in The New York Times, Boston Review, the American Spectator and National Review and 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.

John is a Managing Director of Intelligent Design network, inc. and a retired member of Lathrop & Gage L.C., where he practiced law for 32 years in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and business litigation. He received his first degree in Geology and has practiced geology in a number of legal engagements involving mining and the oil and gas industry and has studied structural geology and paleontology as he has traveled throughout the world. He has been actively involved in the debate in Kansas, Ohio, Georgia, and West Virginia over the definition of science and the content of Science Education Standards, , and has provided advice and counsel to school boards, school administrators and science teachers regarding the teaching of origins science. He is the co-author of Teaching Origins Science in Public Schools (with William S. Harris, Ph.D.), The Rule (with Daniel Schwabauer) and an article to be published in The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Autumn, 2003: Intelligent Design: The Scientific Alternative to Evolution.  He is a member of the American Bar Association and Missouri Bar Association and has been admitted to practice in Federal and state courts.

Jack Cashill, PhD, Executive Editor of Ingram's Magazine
Jack Cashill is the Executive Editor of Ingram's Magazine, the author of First Strike: John Brown's Body, How one man's death saved the Clinton presidency and Hillary's future; TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America, 2006:The Chautauqua Rising and is a Director of Intelligent Design network, inc. He is the producer of the videos:  The Triumph of Design and the Demise of Darwin, I Was A Teenage Darwinist, and Silenced: Flight 800 and the Subversion of Justice. He is a frequent host of talk radio and media director and speech writer for numerous political campaigns.

William Dembski is an Associate Research Professor, Baylor University; Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute; Executive Director for the International Society for Complexity, Information and Design.  He has a PhD in math from the University of Chicago, a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Illinois and an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary.  Dr. Dembski has published articles in mathematics, philosophy and theology journals and is the author/editor of seven books including The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities, No Free Lunch: Why Specified Complexity Cannot Be Purchased without intelligence, and Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Philosophy.  His most recent books are The Design Revolution, Uncommon Dissent, and Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA (co-edited with Michael Ruse)."

David K. DeWolf, JD, Professor of Law
David K. DeWolf, JD

David K. DeWolf is a Professor of Law at Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington. A graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School, Professor DeWolf has clerked for the Honorable Stephen Bistline of the Idaho Supreme Court. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Professor DeWolf is a Fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, which advocates for the teaching of intelligent design in the schools. He has written a briefing book for public school administrators, Teaching the Controversy: Darwinism, Design and the Public School Curriculum

Guillermo Gonzalez, PhD, Research Professor of Astronomy
Dr. Gonzalez is an Assistant Research Professor of Astronomy, Iowa State University, having received his PhD in Astronomy from the University of Washington. He is Co-Author, with Jay W. Richards,  of The Privileged Planet: How our place in the cosmos is designed for discovery.  Dr. Gonzalez has extensive experience in observing and analyzing data from ground-based observatories, including work at  McDonald Observatory, Apache Point Observatory and Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory.  He has published over 60 articles in refereed astronomy and astrophysical journals, including Astronomy and Astrophysics, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Astrophysical Journal and Solar Physics . His current research interest in astrobiology focuses on the "Galactic Habitable Zone" and captured the October 2001 cover story of Scientific American.

William S. Harris, PhD, Research Biochemist
Dr. Harris holds an endowed Chair in Metabolism and Vascular Biology and is a Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri - Kansas City. He is also Director of the Lipoprotein Research Laboratory at Saint Lukeís Hospital and is a Managing Director of Intelligent Design network, inc. He has a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota and has been conducting scientific research for the last 20 years and has published over 70 scientific papers. He is the co-author of Teaching Origins Science in Public Schools (with John Calvert, J.D.)

Michael N. Keas, Ph.D. Professor of Natural Science
Michael Newton Keas earned a Ph.D. in history of science in 1992 from the University of Oklahoma after undergraduate work in the physical and life sciences (B.S., biology). He experienced some of the last historic moments behind the Berlin wall as a Fulbright scholar in East Germany. He is Associate Professor of Natural Science at Oklahoma Baptist University where he is co-authoring a planetarium show series entitled Cosmology and Cultures (funded by the American Council of Learned Societies). He has contributed articles to several scholarly anthologies and journals, including the American Chemical Society's Nobel Laureates in Chemistry (1901-1992). As a Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute he co-authors supplementary high school and college curriculum that examines cosmological and biological origins. His first curricular publication is forthcoming in 2005: The Cambrian Explosion: Biology's Big Bang, CD-ROM (PowerPoint and lesson plans) co-authored with Stephen C. Meyer and Jonathan Moneymaker.

Paul Nelson, Ph.D.  Philosopher of Science
Paul A. Nelson received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Philosophy (1998), and is currently a Senior Fellow of the Center for Science and Culture of the Discovery Institute (Seattle, WA). He has published articles in such journals as Biology & Philosophy, Zygon, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and Touchstone, and chapters in the anthologies Mere Creation (Intervarsity Press), Signs of Intelligence (Brazos Press), Intelligent Design Creationism and Its Critics (MIT Press), and Darwin, Design, and Public Education (Michigan State University Press). His forthcoming monograph, On Common Descent, critically evaluates the theory of common descent. Dr. Nelsonís research interests include the relationship between development biology and our knowledge of the history of life, the theory of intelligent design, and the interaction of theology and science.

Dr. Rana has a PhD in Chemistry from Ohio University and is Vice President of Science Apologetics, Reasons to Believe.  He is the two time winner of the Don Clippinger Research Award at Ohio University.  Dr. Rana has published more than 15 journal articles, is the co-author (with Hugh Ross) of Origins of Life (Nav Press) and has co-authored a chapter in Biological and Synthetic Membra. His research interests are in biochemistry and the origins of life. Dr. Rana has spoken at numerous scientific events, universities, business forums, courtrooms and on radio and television.

Jay Wesley Richards, PhD
Dr. Richards has a PhD in Philosophy and Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and a ThM from Calvin Theological Seminary.  He is the co-author, with Guillermo Gonzalez, of the book The Privileged Planet: How our place in the cosmos is designed for discoveryand is the editor and contributor, with William A. Dembski, of Unapologetic Apologetics: Meeting the Challenges of Theological Studies, and editor and contributor, with George Gilder, of Are We Spiritual Machines?: Ray Kurzweil vs. the Critics of Strong AI.  He is also author of The Untamed God: A Philosophical Exploration of Divine Perfection, Immutability, and Simplicity.


Concurrent Session Speakers
John Bracht, M.S.  is a graduate of New Mexico Tech and is currently pursuing his Ph.D studies in biology at the University of California, San Diego, where he studies microRNA biogenesis and function. In addition to being a founding member of the International Society for Complexity, Information, and Design (ISCID), John has written articles and commentary on intelligent design for the ISCID journal Progress in Complexity, Information, and Design, the online science/religion forum Metanexus, the American Scientific Affilitation journal Perspectives, and the Santa Fe Institute journal Complexity.

Rick Cole, M.S. is a seasoned and highly respected high school science teacher who is familiar with the realities of teaching origins science in public education and offers perspectives that are not at all apparent to practicing scientists.

Harold Delaney, PhD  (University of North Carolina, 1975) is a Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico. A specialist in research methodology, he is the co-author of a graduate text Designing Experiments and Analyzing Data: A Model Comparison Perspective (2nd ed., 2004) and the co-editor of Judeo-Christian Perspectives on Psychology: Human Nature, Motivation, and Change (2005). He was elected twice to UNM's Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee and served as chair of the AF&T Committee from 1998 to 2000.

  Mike Edenburn, MS (MS in Mechanical Engineering,UniversityofMinnesota) has worked for 35 years as an analyst in a variety of fields including energy policy and national security at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. His work as an analyst requires him to separate fact from fiction, a good background for exploring the issues related to origins. He has also been active in his local school district, serving on a number of academic committees and as a varsity soccer coach.

  Rebecca Keller, PhD PhD is a bio-physical chemist (PhD Biophysical Chemistry, University of New Mexico 1992; Post-Doc Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico 1994-1998; Post-Doc Molecular Biology, University of California at Berkely, 1998-1999). She was a member of the Framework Committee and Writing Team for revision of 2003 NM State Science Education Standards, is the Author of Real Science-4-kids Science Curriculum and President, Gravitas Publications, Inc.  

Michael Kent, PhD is a Research Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1990, and engaged in post doctoral research at the Curie Institute in Paris from 1990 to 1992. His research interests are focused on bacteria interactions with surfaces, protein and peptide interactions with lipid membranes.

Casey Luskin, MS has a B.S. and M.S.in Earth Sciences, from the University of California at San Diego (2001). He has been a geological Researcher, Scripps Institution for Oceanography (1997-2002) and is Co-President, of "Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center. He is presently attending law school student at the University of San Diego.

Joseph Renick, MS is the Executive Director, IDnet of New Mexico.  He Graduated in 1960 from Texas A&M with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and served nine years active duty with the USAF, accumulating 2300 hours flying time, including 1500 hours in the F-102A and F-104A. He served an additional 17 years in the Air Force Reserves and retired with the rank of Lt Col. He received his MS deg in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 1971 and was immediately employed by the Air Force Weapons Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM as a Mechanical Engineer working in the area of nuclear weapon blast and shock effects simulation. In 1991 he was assigned to the Defense Nuclear Agency in Albuquerque where he was given responsibility for testing of advanced weapons and tactics to improve our capability to defeat hardened bunkers. He retired from the government as a GM-15 in 1993 and began work with Logicon Research and Development Associates (now Northrop Grumman) where he is currently employed. His position with Northrop Grumman is Senior Research Scientist where he continues work in the area of testing and evaluation of weapons, advanced weapon employment tactics, and development of advanced weapons effects models.

Dave Thomas, MS is a physicist and mathematician, employed at a small high-tech testing firm in Albuquerque, NM. He received bachelor degrees in mathematics and in physics, and a master of science in mathematics, from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, where he was awarded the Brown Medal. Dave is President of the science group New Mexicans for Science and Reason (http://www.nmsr.org), and also is a Fellow of CSICOP (Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal), the publishers of Skeptical Inquirer. He has published several articles in Skeptical Inquirer on the Roswell and Aztec UFO Incidents, as well as on the Bible Code. Dave has also published in Scientific American (Dec. 1980 cover article), and has several patents. He received the National Center for Science Education's Friend of Darwin Award in 2000. Dave is married, and has two sons. He enjoys playing bluegrass, and and performs juggling and magic shows for elementary schools and other groups.


Rev. Curtis L. Brickley, Jr. is the founder and Director of Power of One Ministries. Curtis formerly served our country as a soldier in the United States Marine Corps where he was recognized for his "high endeavor and superior accomplishment". He has been described as the "well-spoken minister" (New York Times) who "compels his listeners" and "speaks effectively to his audience" while he "stands in the gap" as "a leader in this new wave of bold proclaimers!" His love for God and all people has led him into the scientific arena, believing as did the Father of Modern Science and of the scientific method that, "a little science estranges a man from God, alot of science brings him back!" (Sir Francis Bacon)

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