NCSE's Nick Matzke is among nine people profiled under the rubric "Revolutionary Minds" in the November 2006 issue of Seed magazine, now available at newsstands. "At a time when intelligent-design rhetoric has persuaded some public schools to include the philosophy in their science curricula," the article begins, "Nick Matzke is championing the cause of science. Even after leaving his mark on the Dover trial, he continues to defend Darwin's theory." Discussed are Matzke's role as spokesperson for NCSE, his writing on The Panda's Thumb blog ("a hobby that transformed into a secret weapon for the legal team he later advised"), and his vital research leading to the discovery of the explicitly creationist drafts of the "intelligent design" textbook Of Pandas and People. Even after the victory in Kitzmiller v. Dover, the article notes, Matzke remains active, with recent contributions to Nature Immunology, Nature Reviews Microbiology, and the new collection Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for Our Schools. He told Seed, "it is not enough to just have truth on your side ... You've got to let people know about it."
October 3, 2006