Is Jonathan Wells a Biologist?
Jonathan Wells"Unification theology attributes the disparity between ideal and reality to the fall of our original ancestors"Bio at the discovery institute, KS testimony
"Father's words, my studies, and my prayers convinced me that I should devote my life to destroying Darwinism"
"I was convinced that embryology is the Achilles' heel of Darwinism"
"According to Divine Principle, we are now living in the days of the second coming"
"Wells is a biologist in pretty much the same sense that Mohammed Atta was an airline pilot."
Interview of Jonathan Wells
Jonathan Wells in Forbes
Jonathan Wells on Icons of Evolution - streaming video
The worst ID advocate - Do ID theorists generate data?
Jonathan Wells' Yale Daily News editorial - rebuttal - another rebuttal
Jonathan (John Corrigan) Wells wrote the popular book Icons of Evolution, which criticizes textbook examples that support evolution. For discussion of Icons of Evolution see Talk Origins. He's also a fellow of the Discovery Institute. Anti-evolutionists capitalize on his credentials (examples 1, 2, 3, 4).
Is Jonathan Wells in fact a "biologist"? Science Citation Index cites two abstracts (1995) which he coauthored. Ironically one is Molecular Biology of the Cell 6, 666. Clearly he's not currently an active research biologist. His educational goals were apologetic, not scientific. He's a minister in the Unification Church (a "Moonie" in popular culture, see home page). His goal in obtaining a biology Ph. D. was to discredit Darwinism rather than to understand biology. This is hardly scientific objectivity.
Jonathan Wells is an "apologist" not a "biologist".