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- David Masci Senior Research Fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
- Toby Horn Toby M. Horn is co-director of the Carnegie Academy for Science Education at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C. She also taught at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, Va., and established one of the first precollege biotechnology programs there.
- John Calvert A geologist and lawyer, John Calvert is Managing Director of Intelligent Design Network, inc. He is also co-author (with William S. Harris, PhD) of Intelligent Design: The Scientific Alternative to Evolution (National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Autumn 2003)
- Alan Leshner chief executive officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science
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