The effort to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act has been endorsed by a number of eminent scientists including:
Dr. Francisco Ayala
Dr. Ayala is the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. He has been awarded the National Medal of Science and the Templeton Prize.
Dr. Niles Eldredge
Dr. Eldredge is the curator emeritus of the American Museum of Natural History’s Division of Paleontology. He curated the museum’s Darwin exhibit and authored, among many other works, Darwin. Discovering the Tree of Life, a companion book to the exhibit. He was awarded the NCSE’s Friend of Darwin Award in 2011.
Dr. Susan Epperson
Dr. Epperson was the plaintiff in Epperson v. Arkansas, a 1968 United States Supreme Court case that invalidated an Arkansas statute that prohibited the teaching of human evolution in the public schools. She is a Professor of chemistry at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Dr. Kenneth Miller
Dr. Miller is Professor of Biology and Royce Family Professor for Teaching Excellence at Brown University. He has co-authored three Prentice Hall high school Biology textbooks and authored Finding Darwin’s God, “A scientist’s search for common ground between God and evolution.”
Dr. Neil Shubin
Dr. Shubin is the the Robert R. Bensley Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, Associate Dean of Organismal Biology and Anatomy and Professor on the Committee on Evolutionary Biology. He is also the Provost of the Field Museum of Natural History. Dr. Shubin’s most recent discovery, Tiktaalik roseae, has been dubbed the “missing link” between fish and land animals.
Dr. John Sulston
Dr. Sulston was awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. He directed the UK’s Sanger Centre, and was a major contributor to the Human Genome Project. He currently Chairs the Institute for Science, Ethics, and Innovation at the University of Manchester.
Dr. Tim White
Dr White is the professor of Integrative Biology and Co-director of the Laboratory for Human Evolutionary Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the curator of biological anthropology for the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and a research paleoanthropologist at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley. He led the research team that discovered Ardipithecus ramidus, a hominid fossil dating back 4.4 million years, among the oldest human ancestors yet identified.