Kenneth R. Miller (born 1948) is a biology professor at Brown University. Miller, who is Roman Catholic, is particularly known for his opposition to creationism, including the intelligent design movement. He has written a book on the subject entitled Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution, in which he furthers the argument that a belief in God and evolution are not mutually exclusive.
Miller has appeared in court as a witness, and on panels debating the teaching of intelligent design in schools. In 2002, the Ohio State Board of Education held a public debate between prominent evolutionists, including Miller, and proponents of intelligent design. He was a witness in Selman v. Cobb County, testing the legality of stickers calling evolution a "theory, not a fact" that were placed on the biology textbook Miller authored. In 2005, the judge ruled that the stickers violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution – the decision was vacated on appeal, and was remanded back to the lower court and was eventually settled out of court. Miller was also the plaintiff's lead expert witness in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, challenging the school board's mandate to incorporate intelligent design into the curriculum. The judge in that case also ruled decisively in favor of the plaintiffs.
Miller received his Sc.B. in Biology from Brown University in 1970 and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Colorado in 1974. His research involves problems of structure and function in biological membranes, often involving electron microscopy.
In 2006 the American Society for Cell Biology gave him a Public Service Award.
- Ken Miller at Brown University
- Ken Miller's Wikepedia page
- "Teaching Evolution" debate on NPR
- Video Lecture: Ken Miller on Paley in a Test Tube
- Interview with Ken Miller on The Inoculated Mind
Ken Miller Quotes
The mechanism of evolution is real, is observable and is more than adequate to the task. Evolution tinkers, improvises and cobbles together new organs out of old parts.
The scientific argument advanced for intelligent design at the Dover trial, those arguments collapsed, scientifically and intellectually.
There is no controversy within science over the core proposition of evolutionary theory.
Being a Christian, I'm eager to introduce people to Jesus, ... I just don't think I should do it in the science classroom.