PhD PhD Molecular and Cell Biology
Senior Fellow, Center for Science & Culture
Dr. Wells is an expert on biology textbooks and biology science curriculum as it relates to Darwinian evolution.
Jonathan Wells is a well known critic of Darwinian evolution. As such he has received unwarranted attention, and slandering, from the dogmatic Darwinian elitists in academia. Be sure to read The Real Truth about Jonathan Wells: Responding to Smears against the Author of Icons of Evolution.
Dr. Wells is also one of the nation’s leading advocates for intelligent design, which is the theory that simply states that some features of life and the universe are better explained as the result of an intelligent agent than purely random, unguided processes.
Dr. Wells has two Ph.D.s, one in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and one in Religious Studies from Yale University. He has worked as a postdoctoral research biologist at the University of California at Berkeley and the supervisor of a medical laboratory in Fairfield, California, and he has taught biology at California State University in Hayward.
Dr. Wells has published articles in Development, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, BioSystems, The Scientist and The American Biology Teacher. His most recent books are The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design (Regnery, 2007), and The Design of Life (FTE, 2007) which he co-authored with Dr. William Dembski. He is also author of Charles Hodge's Critique of Darwinism (Edwin Mellen Press, 1988).
Dr. Wells is currently working on two books: The Myth of Junk DNA (DI Press 2011); and another criticizing the over-emphasis on genes in biology and medicine.
Click here to watch Dr. Wells 2007 Darwin Day lecture.