Kenneth Raymond Miller is an American cell biologist and molecular biologist, currently Professor of Biology and Royce Family Professor for Teaching Excellence at Brown University. Miller's primary research focus is the structure and function of cell membranes, especially chloroplast thylakoid membranes. Miller is a co-author of a major introductory college and high school biology textbook published by Prentice Hall since 1990. Miller, who is Roman Catholic, is opposed to creationism, including the intelligent design movement. He has written three books on the subject: Finding Darwin's God; Only a Theory; and The Human Instinct. Miller has received the Laetare Medal at the University of Notre Dame. In 2017, he received the inaugural St. Albert Award from the Society of Catholic Scientists.
|Born:||July 14, 1948|
|Alma mater:||Brown University, University of Colorado at Boulder|
|Thesis:||The structure of the photosynthetic membrane (1974)|
|Notable students:||Craig Mello|
|Known for:||Criticism of creationism|
|Notable awards:||ASCB Public Service Award (2006), AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award (2008), Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution (2011), Laetare Medal (2014), St. Albert Award (2017)|
About Kenneth R Miller
Molecular and cell biologist and author who became known for his work on chloroplast thylakoid cell membranes. He also works as a professor at Brown University, his alma mater.
He graduated from Brown University in 1970 and went on to receive his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
In 1999, he authored Finding Darwin's God, a work that critiques creationism and argues that a scientific belief in evolution and a faith-based trust in a higher power are not mutually exclusive views. Miller, a practicing Roman Catholic, became a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry in 2010.
He attended high school in Rahway, New Jersey.
He and his contemporary, Jeffrey Schwartz, shared a research interest in evolutionary biology.
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- Creation and evolution in public education - The status of creation and evolution in public education has been the subject of substantial debate and conflict in legal, political, and religious circles. Globally, there is a wide variety of views on the topic.
- Rahway High School alumni
- Critics of creationism
- Theistic evolutionists
- Science teachers
- Fellows of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
- American skeptics
- 21st-century Roman Catholics
- Evolutionary biologists
- Brown University faculty
- University of Colorado alumni
- American science writers