The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, explains the evidence for and against Darwinism and Intelligent Design.

Jonathan Wells Now

Jonathan Wells

Discovery Institute
208 Columbia St
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: (206) 292-0401

Present Position

Senior Fellow
Center for Science & Culture, Discovery Institute

Previous Employment

Post-Doctoral Researcher

  • Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
  • University of California at Berkeley (1995-1998)

Medical Laboratory Supervisor

  • Northbay Medical Center, Fairfield, CA (1995-1998)

Advanced Degrees

Ph.D. (1994), Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley (specialization: embryology and evolution).

Ph.D. (1986), Religious Studies, Yale University (specialization: the 19th century Darwinian controversies).


Icons of Evolution: Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution is Wrong (Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2000)

Charles Hodge’s Critique of Darwinism: An Historical-Critical Analysis of Concepts Basic to the 19th Century Debate (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1988).

Articles in Science Journals

  • “Do Centrioles Generate a Polar Ejection Force?” Rivista di Biologia/Biology Forum 98 (2005): 37-62
  • “Elusive Icons of Evolution,” Natural History 111 (April, 2002): 78-79.
  • “Second Thoughts About Peppered Moths,” The Scientist (May 24, 1999): 13.
  • “Haeckel’s Embryos and Evolution: Setting the Record Straight,” The American Biology Teacher (May, 1999): 345-349.
  • “Microtubule-mediated organelle transport and localization of beta-catenin to the future dorsal side of Xenopus eggs” (co-author), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 94 (1997): 1224-1229.
  • “Confocal Microscopy Analysis of Living Xenopus Eggs and the Mechanism of Cortical Rotation” (co-author), Development 122 (1996): 1281-1289.
  • “Inertial Force as a Possible Factor in Mitosis,” BioSystems 17 (1985): 301-315.

Other Articles (Partial List)

  • “Whatever Happened to Evolutionary Theory?” World Magazine 19 (April 3, 2004).
  • “Homology in Biology: Problem for Naturalistic Science and Prospect for Intelligent Design” (co-author), pp. 303-322 in J. A. Campbell & S. C. Meyer (eds.), Darwinism, Design, and Public Education (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2003).
  • “Making Sense of Biology: The Evidence for Development by Design,” pp. 118-127 in W. A. Dembski and J. M. Kushiner (eds.), Signs of Intelligence: Understand-ing Intelligent Design (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2001).
  • “Survival of the Fakest,” American Spectator 33 (December, 2000-January, 2001): 19-27.
  • “Abusing Theology: Howard Van Till’s ‘Forgotten Doctrine of Creation’s Functional Integrity’,” Origins & Design 19 (Summer, 1998): 16-20.
  • “Issues in the Creation-Evolution Controversies,” The World & I (January, 1996): 295-307.
  • “The History and Limits of Genetic Engineering,” International Journal on the Unity of the Sciences 5 (1992): 137-150.
  • “Charles Darwin on the Teleology of Evolution,” International Journal on the Unity of the Sciences 4 (1991): 133-156.
  • “Darwinism and the Argument to Design,” Dialogue & Alliance 4 (1991): 69-85.
  • “The Argument to Design in Athanasius and Maximus,” Patristic & Byzantine Review 8 (1989), 45-54.
  • “Charles Hodge on the Bible and Science,” American Presbyterians 66 (1988): 157-165.