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As posted on the Intelligent Design Network Kansas Science Standards website and the Panda's Thumb blogposts "Kansas Evolution Hearings," "ID advocates set up Kangaroo Court in Kansas," "Nature: Biologists snub 'kangaroo court' for Darwin," and "Send in the clowns," the Intelligent Design Network and the conservatives on the Kansas State Board of Education have set up a Kangaroo Court for evolution, to begin May 5.

Hypothetically, each side is supposed to invite witnesses to testify for intelligent design or evolution. The taxpayers of Kansas are paying travel expenses. Biologists have refused to participate en masse, but the Intelligent Design Network has invited a collection of 22 nonscientists, scientists with no professional experience with evolution, as well as downright frauds to testify for the intelligent design side. Kansas Evolution Hearings Transcripts are availiable at Talkorigins.org.


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Introduction

This page is for accumulating information on the ID witnesses. Post lists, descriptions, etc. We will start with the official descriptions as given on the IDNet Kansas Science Standards website.

LIST OF WITNESSES TO BE CALLED BY AUTHORS OF THE MINORITY REPORT TO TESTIFY at hearings to be convened by the Science Committee of the Kansas State Board of Education On May 5, 6 and 7, 2005, in Topeka, Kansas

Angus Menuge

[Angus Menuge], PhD Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin; Author: Agents Under Fire: Materialism and the Rationality of Science Date of anticipated testimony: May 7

Bryan Leonard

Bryan Leonard, MA High School Biology Teacher and candidate for doctoral degree in science education Date of anticipated testimony: May 6

Bruce Simat

Bruce Simat, PhD Biochemistry and Human Physiology, Associate Professor North Western College, St. Paul, MN Date of anticipated testimony: May 6

Charles Thaxton

Charles Thaxton, PhD Physical Chemist and co-author of The Mystery of Life’s Origin Date of anticipated testimony: May 5

Daniel Ely

Daniel Ely, PhD Professor of Biology, University of Akron, specializing in cardiovascular physiology Department of Biology, University of Akron Date of anticipated testimony: May 6

Edward T. Peltzer III

Edward T. Peltzer III, PhD Oceanographer (PhD from Scripps Institution of Oceanography) with research interests in chemical evolution, Associate Editor, Marine Chemistry, Senior Research Specialist Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Date of anticipated testimony: May 6

Giuseppe Sermonti

Giuseppe Sermonti, PhD Chief Editor of Rivista di Biologia/Biology Forum (Genoa), one of the oldest extant biology journals in the world; retired Professor of Genetics, University of Perugia Date of anticipated testimony: May 7

James Barham

James Barham, MA Independent scholar and author specializing in evolutionary epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the foundations of biology Date of anticipated testimony: May 7

John Millam

John Millam, PhD Theoretical Chemist, Project Manager, Semichem, Inc., a provider of solutions for computational chemistry. Date of anticipated testimony: May 6

John H. Calvert

John H. Calvert, J.D. Lawyer, specializing in constitutionally appropriate ways to teach origins science in public schools, Managing Director of Intelligent Design network, inc., an organization that seeks institutional objectivity in origins science Date of anticipated testimony: May 7

John Sanford

John Sanford, PhD Geneticist, Associate Professor Cornell University Date of anticipated testimony: May 6

Jonathan Wells

Jonathan Wells, PhD Molecular and cell biologist, author of Icons of Evolution and Senior Fellow Discovery Institute Date of anticipated testimony: May 5

Michael Behe

Michael Behe, PhD Biochemist, Professor of Biochemistry Lehigh University, Author of Darwin’s Black Box Date of anticipated testimony: May 5

Mustafa Akoyl

Mustafa Akoyl, MS Media Director of International Relations at the Intercultural Dialogue Platform (a foundation in Istanbul), freelance writer and spokesman for Islamic organizations interested in origins science Date of anticipated testimony: May 7

Nancy Bryson

Nancy Bryson, PhD Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Kennesaw State University Date of anticipated testimony: May 7 (She previously lost her job at Mississippi University for Women for saying that the Cambrian Explosion was difficult to explain by gradualism.)

Ralph Seelke

Ralph Seelke, PhD Professor of Microbiology, University of Wisconsin - Superior Date of anticipated testimony: May 5

Robert Disilvestro

Robert Disilvestro, PhD Biochemist, Professor of Nutrition, Ohio State University Date of anticipated testimony: May 6

Roger DeHart

Roger DeHart, BS High School Biology Teacher, Oaks Christian High School in San Diego, CA Date of anticipated testimony: May 6

Russell Carlson

Russell Carlson, PhD Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University of Georgia Date of anticipated testimony: May 6 University of Georgia Complex Carbohydrate Research Center

Scott Minnich

Scott Minnich, PhD Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Idaho Date of anticipated testimony: May 6

Stephen Meyer

Stephen Meyer, PhD History and Philosophy of Science, including methodology of historical sciences; Director of the Center for Science and Culture at the Discovery Institute Date of anticipated testimony: May 7 Business: 509-777-4548; Cell: 509-467-5862

Warren Nord

Warren Nord, PhD Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Date of anticipated testimony: May 7

William S. Harris

William S. Harris, PhD Biochemist, Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Director of the Lipoprotein Research Laboratory, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO Date of anticipated testimony
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