Biological Information: New Perspectives
Dr. Robert J. Marks II
Distinguished Professor, Baylor University, USA
Robert J. Marks II is currently the Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Baylor University. He is the author, coauthor, Editor, or Coeditor of eight books published by MIT Press, IEEE, and Springer-Verlag. His most recent text is Handbook of Fourier Analysis and Its Applications (Oxford University Press, 2009). His research has been funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation, General Electric, Southern California Edison, Electric Power Research Institute, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research, the Whitaker Foundation, Boeing Defense, the National Institutes of Health, The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Army Research Office, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Dr. Marks is Fellow of the IEEE and the Optical Society of America. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL NETWORKS. He was the recipient of numerous professional awards, including a NASA Tech Brief Award and a Best Paper Award from the American Brachytherapy Society for prostate-cancer research. He was the recipient of the Banned Item of the Year Award from the Discovery Institute and a recognition crystal
from the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks for contributions to the field of neural networks (2007).
Dr. William A. Dembski
Professor, Southeastern Evangelical Seminary, USA
Discovery Institute, USA
William A. Dembski received the B.A. degree in psychology, the M.S. degree in statistics, the Ph.D. degree in philosophy, and the Ph.D. degree in mathematics in 1988 from the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, and the M.Div. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, in 1996. He was an Associate Research Professor with the Conceptual Foundations of Science, Baylor University, Waco, TX. He is currently also a Senior Fellow with the Center for Science and Culture, Discovery Institute, Seattle, WA. He has held National Science Foundation graduate and postdoctoral fellowships. He has published articles in mathematics, philosophy, and theology journals and is the author/editor of more than a dozen books.
Dr. John C. Sanford
Courtesy Associate Proessor, Cornell University, USA
John Sanford has a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding/Genetics from the University of Wisconsin. He has been a Cornell professor for 30 years, conducting research in the areas of plant breeding, plant genetic engineering, and theoretical genetics. John conducted plant genetic research that resulted in many new crop varieties, more than 80 scientific publications, and 30 patents. John was the primary inventor of the biolistic “gene gun” process, which was used to produce a large fraction of the transgenic crops grown in the world today. John was team leader in the development of the program Mendel’s Accountant, the world’s first biologically realistic forward time genetic accounting program. John is the author of the book Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome. John is now semi-retired from Cornell, and continues to hold the position of Courtesy Associate Professor.
Dr. Michael J. Behe
Proffessor, Lehigh University, USA
Michael J. Behe graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He did his graduate studies in biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania and was awarded the Ph.D. for his dissertation research on sickle-cell disease. From 1978-1982 he did postdoctoral work on DNA structure at the National Institutes of Health. From 1982-85 he was Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Queens College in New York City, where he met his wife. In 1985 he moved to Lehigh University where he is currently Professor of Biochemistry. In his career he has authored over 40 technical papers and two books, Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution: The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism, which argue that living system at the molecular level are best explained as being the result of deliberate intelligent design. The books have been reviewed by the New York Times, Nature, Philosophy of Science, Christianity Today, and many other periodicals. He and his wife reside near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with their nine children.
Dr. Bruce L. Gordon
Associate Professor, Houston Baptist University, USA
Bruce L. Gordon is associate professor of the history and philosophy of science at Houston Baptist University. He formerly taught science and mathematics at The King’s College in New York City, and philosophy at Baylor University, the University of Notre Dame, and Northwestern University. A senior fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle, he also served as its research director for a number of years. He holds an A.R.C.T. in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, a B.Sc. in applied mathematics and an M.A. in analytic philosophy from the University of Calgary, an M.A.R. in apologetics and systematic theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of modern physics from Northwestern University in Chicago. The author of a variety of academic articles and the contributing co-editor of two books, he lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Mari-Anne.