Biologist Kenneth Miller, professor of biology in the Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry, has won the Stephen Jay Gould Prize of the Society for the Study of Evolution. The society lauded him as "an eloquent and passionate defender of evolution and the scientific method" through his writings, teaching and appearances in court cases. Miller said the award, and its namesake, mean a lot to him. “Stephen Jay Gould was a brilliant scientist and unquestionably the greatest popular spokesman for evolution the United States has ever seen.  It's an extraordinary honor to receive this award, which carries special meaning for me because I was lucky enough to consider Steve a personal friend and colleague.  His commitment to the public understanding of science was extraordinary and serves as a model for everyone in the scientific and educational communities.” (Photo)

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